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Headspace: The Story of How an Epic Fail Defined an Education Engineering Problem that Resulted in the Creation of the Most Unusual Patient Handbook in History
David E. McCarty, MD, FAASM

July 26, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Patient-centered Educational Curriculum

Learning Objectives:

  1. To introduce the concept that patients suffer in unique and colorful ways when they do not understand their disease
  2. To introduce the notion that education can and does cure this suffering
  3. To introduce the notion that patient headspace is important, when learning this material
  4. To grasp the concept that there are Five Reasons to Treat Sleep Apnea, and that teaching these Five Reasons to your patient at the beginning of their journey will improve their sense of agency and control.
  5. To give respect to the notion that a discussion about RISK in Sleep Apnea is complex, requiring an understanding of the definition of hypopnea, and an estimation of the likelihood of central apnea physiology contributing to the AHI metric.
  6. To grasp the concept that sleep-wake complaints are inherently nonspecific, and can therefore be driven by sources other than the airway, perhaps even multiple sources. The Five Finger Approach is introduced as a patient-centered tool that can help guide clinical problem-solving with nonspecific Sleep-Wake Complaints.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members



July 26, 2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar