Improving Provider AASM Guideline Adherence for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Heather M. Miles, Jean Dowling Dols, Holly A. DiLeo

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    With an estimated 10% of the United States adult population impacted by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a protocol was created to increase clinical provider adherence to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's Clinical Guidelines for OSA. Clinic provider responsibilities included screening patients ≥ 18 years old using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), referring patients scoring > 9 for a sleep study, educating patients diagnosed with OSA regarding disease and treatment options, prescribing treatment and short-term follow-up. After providing education and resources, 72% of patients ≥ 18 years of age were screened and 19 patients with a positive screen and OSA diagnosis had reduced OSA severity after treatment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)e277-e281
    JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


    • CPAP
    • guideline adherence
    • obstructive sleep apnea
    • OSA
    • sleeping disorder

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Fundamentals and skills
    • LPN and LVN


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