Recognising paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea

Recognising paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea

It is essential for GPs to be able to recognise and treat paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Paediatric OSA is common and may affect up to 1-2% of children. The presentation of the paediatric form of the disease differs from adult OSA. Children may present with a range of behavioural problems and poor attention, which parents may not necessarily link to sleeping problems.

The following short video provides an update on the latest evidence in the diagnosis and management of this condition.

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A/Prof Stephen Barnett

Stephen is GP Supervisor, Medical Educator, GP academic and Medical Director of Medcast. He has completed a PhD on Virtual Communities of Practice in GP Training.