Smith Seminars Online Polysomnography and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Test

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 Part 1 - Your Information














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 Part 2 - The Test


1) Polysomnography (PSG):

A) Can be done as a single-night PSG

B) Consists of a simultaneous recording of multiple physiologic parameters related to sleep and wakefulness

C) Is used to evaluate abnormalities of sleep and/or wakefulness

D) All the above

2) Evaluation of the eye movements is necessary because:

A) Documentation of the onset of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep

B) The presence of slow-rolling eye movements that usually accompany the onset of sleep are noted

C) A & B

D) None of the above

3) Delta EEG:

A) Has a frequency of 0.5-2 cps

B) Has a frequency of 3-7 cps

C) Has a frequency of 12-14 cps

D) None of the above

4) The risk for OSA increases with:

A) BMI less than 30

B) Truncal obesity

C) Increased age, particularly after 30 years old

D) All the above

5) Untreated sleep apnea:

A) Can cause irritability, moodiness, and depression

B) Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day

C) A & B

D) None of the above

6) Sinus congestion:

A) Can cause sleep fragmentation and daytime somnolence
B) Helps CPAP function properly
C) Can decrease vasomotor rhinitis
D) All the above

7) Surgical technique such as genioglossus advancement:

A) Is reserved for patients who cannot tolerant CPAP
B) Can be very effective, especially if performed as staged procedures
C) A & B
D) None of the above

8) Sedative-hypnotics can:

A) Prevent airway closures and stop the apneic event
B) Decrease some of the arousals and sleep fragmentation
C) May resolve the underlying pathophysiologic cause
D) Fix the primary problem of sleep apnea

9) Excessive weight and weight gain:

A) Tends to cause a deposition of fat in the lower airways
B) Can cause or precipitate OSA
C) Widens oropharyngeal patency
D) B & C

10) Sleep disorders:

A) Create an imbalance of leptin and ghrelin
B) Tend to elevate cortisol levels
C) Promotes weight gain
D) All the above


 Part 3 - Evaluation


 Learner's achievement of each objective. Rate each on a scale of 1=low 5=high


Objective 1

1) Understand the importance of polysomnography in diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea. Know the components of polysomnography and the factors monitored. Be aware of the adverse effects of obstructive sleep apnea. Become aware of the possible treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.


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Purpose/Goal of this activity:

2) Attendee will be aware of the current information and will be able to meet the required continuing education. Relationship of objectives to overall Purpose/Goal of activity.


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