This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care with patients who may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Original Release Date: February 2010
Expiration Date: February 28, 2011
Estimated Time to Complete this Activity: 1 hour
Medium: Printed journal and online CE/CME
The primary objective of this educational initiative is to provide clinicians in primary care with the most up-to-date information regarding the risk factors for OSA and the serious associated comorbidities, typical and atypical pathophysiology, symptomatology, and presentation, appropriate diagnostic testing, and currently available treatment.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Maureen Brogan, RN, MS, FNP-C, WHNP-C, practices as a women’s health NP at North Central Women’s Health Partners in McKinney, Texas, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Erin Files, RN, MS, is a recent graduate of the Family NP program at Texas Woman’s University and practices at Colon and Rectal Surgery of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Vicki L. Zeigler, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of February 2010. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
Successful completion of the self-assessment is required to earn Category I CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.
This program has been approved by the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) for 1.0 contact hours.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Maureen Brogan, RN, MS, FNP-C, WHNP-C, Erin Files, RN, MS, and Vicki L. Zeigler, PhD, RN, reported no significant financial relationship with any commercial entity related to this activity.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
The fee for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity is $10.00. During the period February 2010 through February 28, 2011, participants must:
If you have any questions, e-mail CR.firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon successful completion of an online posttest, with a score of 70% of better, and the completion of the online activity evaluation form, a statement of credit will be made available immediately.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AAPA, The NPA, and Quadrant HealthCom Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AAPA, The NPA, or Quadrant HealthCom Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and the possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.