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Perioperative Care For Sleep Apnoea Patients

Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) have a higher incidence of post-operative complications. Most patients who suffer from OSA do not know they have this disorder.

Patients presenting for elective surgery, who are deemed to be at risk of OSA, are screened and commenced on CPAP therapy for the perioperative period.

This is initiated either in the Surgical Outpatient Clinic at the point of being listed for surgery or after the Pre-operative Anaesthesia Assessment Clinic (PAAC).

This will ensure your surgery is not delayed and the correct management for OSA is prescribed prior to surgery.