Implementation of Sleep Apnea Screening: A Practice Improvement Project

dc.contributor.advisorDunlap, Jayne Jennings
dc.contributor.authorMathew, Kanmony
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTietze, Mari
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-23T16:05:12Z
dc.date.available2021-09-23T16:05:12Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionDNP Projecten_US
dc.description.abstract"Patients and healthcare professionals often neglect sleep apnea symptoms. The clinical team identified the need for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) screening in the local cardiology clinic patients. Outpatient clinics provide an opportunity to engage patients in maintaining healthy lifestyles, promoting health and well-being. OSA risk increases in patients with heart disease worsening symptoms of coronary artery disease, potentially leading to myocardial infarctions and strokes. This practice improvement project included implementation of OSA screening, risk education counseling, and referral of high-risk patients for a home or in lab sleep study. Upon confirmation of OSA diagnosis, patients were referred to a pulmonologist for OSA treatment initiation. A quantitative analysis of the practice improvement initiative was used to establish its effectiveness, and SPSS version 26 was used to analyze the data. The project has the potential for greater impact and plans for sustainability are in place to provide ongoing screening and evaluation of outcomes. Keywords: sleep apnea, screening, diagnosis, home sleep apnea test."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13260
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectOSAen_US
dc.subjectSleep Apneaen_US
dc.subjectHome Sleep Apnea Testen_US
dc.subjectSTOP-BANG Questionnaireen_US
dc.subjectSleep Apnea Screeningen_US
dc.titleImplementation of Sleep Apnea Screening: A Practice Improvement Projecten_US
dc.typeDoctoral Projecten_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US

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