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AARC - 1.0 credit hour CRCE
Course Description: This course explores the role of adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) in treating the appropriate sleep related breathing disorders. In defining and explaining ASV technology, the course first reviews the technology itself and the differences between the manufactures of the equipment. The etiologies of the myriad disorders that may or may not be treated with ASV are discussed, as is the mechanism in which the disorders are successfully and efficaciously treated. The hazards that may be associated the use of ASV for specific heart failure patients are also addressed.