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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sickle Cell Anemia Pathogenesis and Pulmonary Risk Factors

Course: #1727Level: Introductory 1.5 Hours 307 Reviews

Obstructive sleep apnea and sickle cell anemia risk factors and interrelationship are introduced in this course. A review of the pathogenesis impacting the respiratory system and long-term pulmonary complications is discussed.

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.5; CE Broker/1.5 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-1041158; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define sickle cell anemia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the population most affected by sickle cell anemia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how sickle cell anemia impacts the respiratory system.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss the critical importance of OSA and SCA diagnosis and treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the complications of untreated OSA in an SCA individual.

Course created on May 2, 2023


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Discuss OSA mechanism
15-30 Minutes Discuss Sickle Cell Trait vs Disease
30-45 Minutes Who is affected and what are the symptoms?
45-60 Minutes Pulmonary manifestations
60-75 Minutes VOC and ACS
75-85 Minutes Long-term complications and mortality
85-90 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Imo is the founder of It’s All About Sleep and Imo Sleep Solutions. He received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Dr. Imo is the co-founder of two nonprofits, Sleep Medicine Foundation and Teledentist 365 Foundation. He is a member of the International Academy of Sleep (IAOS).

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 189664000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.5 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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