Creating a safer perioperative environment with an obstructive sleep apnea screening tool.

@article{Lakdawala2011CreatingAS,
  title={Creating a safer perioperative environment with an obstructive sleep apnea screening tool.},
  author={Linda Lakdawala},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={15-24}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition that increases the risk of complications for patients undergoing sedation and/or general anesthesia. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to promote evidence-based practice for nurses to screen patients with OSA in the perioperative setting. A step-by-step team process was implemented using the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice in a shared leadership environment at an acute care facility to educate staff and evaluate the… CONTINUE READING
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