Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults - CMEZ203

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

by Janalyn Cantey Edmonds, PhD, RN, CNE and Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN and Anne W. Batson, MS, RN, FNP-BC
(4.6 / 67 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


About 6% to 20% of American adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that often goes undiagnosed. This disorder contributes to other serious medical conditions and, in fact, increases the risk of stroke or death from any cause. Risk factors, diagnosis, and management of OSA will be addressed in this activity.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’, physicians’, and respiratory therapists’ ability to identify symptoms and treatments for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify three symptoms of OSA
  • Describe three risk factors for OSA
  • List three treatment options for OSA

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/13/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/13/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Debra W - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Jun 05, 2019
I learned WHY and that is very important. For example why they have nocturia, why they have HTN
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Karie M - Dayton, OH  ·  Jan 29, 2019
Basic review course of OSA
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William M - Naples, FL  ·  Dec 06, 2018
nicely presented, good overview
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Pamela D - Golden, CO  ·  Nov 12, 2018
very informative, full of research and notable symptoms
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Martha F - St Louis, MO  ·  Oct 03, 2018
Excellent overview for the practioner
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50