Education Tools - Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Perioperative Patient: Evaluation and Management

The following information includes resources for clinicians and for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by recurring partial or total airway collapse during sleep, is a major risk factor for adverse postoperative complications including death. However, greater than 75% of patients are not routinely identified with OSA before surgery.

In the following links, the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine is thrilled to provide free educational resources, from case studies, single sheet summary, to current guidelines, to assist health care providers evaluate and manage patients with known or suspected OSA in the perioperative period.