Date

8-2020

Department

School of Nursing

Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Chair

Sharon J. Kopis

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Primary Care, Screening Tools

Disciplines

Nursing

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea continues to be an area that is underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated. Left untreated, the condition is associated with increased morbidity and mortality as it can amplify the risk of multiple health conditions. Due to the negative impact of obstructive sleep apnea it is necessary for healthcare providers to provide timely detection. Primary care providers are in a position to identify high-risk individuals and refer them for further follow up testing. High-risk identification can be accomplished by integrating validated screening tools into patient assessments. This integrative review provides an overview of current screening tools for use in the primary care setting, barriers to screening adoption, and successful practices.

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Nursing Commons

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