Optional session on Tue 1/28/20 at 5PM: Obesity and Sleep Apnea – John E. Ellis, MD (1.5 CME credits for MD/DOs)
PBLD discussion and lecture. Hors d’oeuvre and refreshments provided.
1. Use STOP-BANG to assess likelihood of sleep apnea.
2. Use preoxygenation and positive pressure techniques to improve oxygenation and lung function in obese patients.
3. Provide multimodal analgesia to patients with known or suspected sleep apnea in hopes of reducing post-operative respiratory events.