CPAP for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome — No go or we don’t know? & The Role of Steroids in Septic Shock
Program Release: April 9, 2021
Expiration Date: October 9, 2021
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Alice Bonitati, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Parvati Singh, MD
Critical Care Fellow
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Residents & Fellows.
- Discuss that CPAP therapy has not been shown in randomized controlled trials to reduce the incidence of future cardiovascular events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
- Analyze biases and other factors that may have led to lack of positive effect of CPAP on cardiovascular risk prevention
- Make an assessment as to whether the evidence to date is adequate to determine if CPAP has utility in cardiovascular risk prevention in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
- Describe the adrenal dysfunction that occurs in critically ill patients
- Examine literature on risks/benefits of steroid administration in septic shock
- Discuss data on ideal timing and dosage of hydrocortisone use as well as combination agents (i.e. fludrocortisones, thiamine, vit c) with hydrocortisone in septic shock
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
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Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following planning committee members* have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Alice Bonitati, MD
Maya Cohen, MD
Eric Gartman, MD*
Douglas Martin, MD*
Parvati Singh, MD^
Maria Sullivan, BS*
^Speaker has indicated their presentation will include discussion of unlabeled/investigational use of a commercial product.
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The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.