Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults - RT203I

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

by Janalyn Cantey Edmonds, PhD, RN and Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN
(4.7 / 36 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


According to data from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study, approximately 34% of men and 17% of women have obstructive sleep apnea in the United States. Four to fifty percent of adults, worldwide, have diagnosable obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and many of them remain undiagnosed. This disorder contributes to other serious medical conditions and increases the risk of stroke or death from any cause. Risk factors, diagnosis, and management of OSA will be addressed in this course.


The goal of this continuing education course is to update nurses’, physicians’, and respiratory therapists’ ability to identify symptoms and treatments for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify at least 3 symptoms of OSA.
  • Describe risk factors for OSA.
  • List multiple treatment options for OSA.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory therapists: 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. 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.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 1/27/2020 to 1/25/2021.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/12/1999
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/14/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/14/2022

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


For Florida professionals:

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Pamela B - san lorenzo, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
OSA is a disease that is in my family this review gives me a chance to review terms and equipment.ths disease process is controlable.
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Laschelle F - las vegas, NV  ·  Mar 18, 2020
Great way to take exams.
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Kelly P - Cape Girardeau , MO  ·  Mar 12, 2020
The course was informative
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Bryce B - mansfield, TX  ·  Mar 02, 2020
great coarse very informative
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Diane P - albuquerque, NM  ·  Feb 26, 2020
I got lots of good information to refresh my memory.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00