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Key questions on obstructive sleep apnoea (1.5 CPD hours)

GP Dr Julian Spinks puts questions to consultant chest physician Dr Ian Smith on the differences between hypopnoea and sleep apnoea, basic investigations for diagnosis and rapid referral for high-risk groups.



This module will update your knowledge on obstructive sleep apnoea, including: 

  • How hypopnoea differs from sleep apnoea
  • How helpful the Epworth sleepiness scale is in diagnosis, and how to interpret it
  • What physical examination and basic investigations to perform in a patient suspected of having sleep apnoea/hypopnoea
  • Lifestyle modifications that can improve sleep apnoea 

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