Improve safety in patients at risk for sleep apnea.

  title={Improve safety in patients at risk for sleep apnea.},
  author={Thomas F White and Patricia Lea Skaff},
  journal={Journal of healthcare risk management : the journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management},
  volume={35 3},
The clinical risks associated with sleep apnea have been documented for a number of years but continue to attract limited attention in the general hospital population. While risk assessment tools have been developed and protocols for management adopted on a relatively routine basis, there is a continued disconnect between identifying at risk, undiagnosed patients in nonsurgical admissions. This article outlines one community hospital's initiative to identify patients at risk for sleep apnea… CONTINUE READING