Sleep disordered breathing in children
On-demand recorded 20 Jul 2021
Sleep disordered breathing is common in children. Snoring, mouth breathing and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are often common prompts for parents to seek advice from their GP. Sleep disordered breathing refers to the pathophysiologic continuum that includes snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, obstructive hypopnea syndrome and OSA. This is of increasing concern given the rates of childhood obesity and risk of hyperactivity, poor concentration and performance in school, behavioural problems and cardiopulmonary disease.
This webinar covers:
- The causes of sleep disordered breathing in children
- Common presentations of sleep disordered breathing in children
- Causes and consequences of OSA in children
- Management options for OSA in children
- Referral criteria for ENT specialist
- Discuss causes of sleep disordered breathing in children
- Identify common presentations of sleep disordered breathing in children in general practice
- Discuss causes and consequences of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children
- Describe first line management options of OSA in children
- Understand referral criteria to ENT for sleep disordered breathing in children.
This event attracts 2 CPD points
Dr Ramya Raman
GP and RACGP WA Chair
Dr Aanand Acharya
Dr Aanand is an ENT surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. He also consults and operates at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. Dr Acharya completed his specialist ENT training in 2012 and is accredited in Otolaryngology.