Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: Effective Long Term Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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1.0 Class A Credit


Course Expiration Date: 10/8/2021


Understand the theoretical basis of and anatomic effects of hypoglossal nerve stimulation, along with patient selection criteria, indications and contraindications to implanatation.  Demonstrate knowledge of care of patients during implantation surgery and subsequent procedures.


 

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Overview of Course

CRNAs will understand the theoretical basis of and anatomic effects of hypoglossal nerve stimulation, along with patient selection criteria, indications and contraindications to implantation.  CRNAs will demonstrate knowledge of care of patients during implantation surgery and subsequent procedures.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Describe physiologic factors contributing to airway collapse in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  2. Describe the role of the hypoglossal nerve and genioglossus muscle in relation to pharyngeal patency during sleep.
  3. List physiologic indications and contraindications to hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation.
  4. Describe the implantation procedure for a hypoglossal nerve stimulator, along with key anesthesia requirements.
  5. Discuss factors impacting care of patients post-hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation and how this device may support and limit future perioperative care.

Verification of Participation

The participant will have only 2 opportunities to successfully complete the course post-test, which is comprised of 5 random questions pulled from the test pool of questions. The passing score of at least 80% is required for the exam in this course. If the participant fails the post test, he or she will not receive CE credits for this course.

Accreditation Statement

This course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1.0 Class A CE credit; AANA Code Number: 1036867.

Course Expiration Date: 10/8/2021

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.