Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. To understand that obstructive sleep apnea is a very common sleep related breathing disorder in surgical patients and is frequently not identified.
2. These surgical patients are at a higher risk of having perioperative complications and to understand why are these patients at a higher risk and how to identify these patients preoperatively.
3. To learn the perioperative measures that can be taken to reduce these complications.
Presentation: 45 minutes
Vasu, MD, MS, Tajender S., "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Perioperative Complications: It's Time to Act Now!" (2012). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Presentation 39.