Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is estimated to affect 2 million to 3 million Americans. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a breathing pattern characterized by periods of apnea alternating with periods of arousal and breathing, a pattern that recurs throughout the sleep cycle. It is important for the nurse practitioner to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of the syndrome in order to initiate diagnostic testing. The role of the nurse practitioner also involves education of the client and family regarding the disease process and treatment modalities. The client and client’s family will need help in coping with the diagnosis and possibly with the physical and psychological symptoms experienced. This article outlines the disease process, treatment modalities, possible complications and the role of the nurse practitioner in assisting the client with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Practitioner
Volume12
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. / Jaquis, Jeri.

In: Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 12, No. 6, 1987, p. 50-56.

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Jaquis, Jeri. / Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. In: Nurse Practitioner. 1987 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 50-56.
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