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CPAP in Children: Practical Tips and Tricks to Improve Adherence

In this podcast we discuss CPAP in children with obstructive sleep apnea. We start by discussing the process of introducing CPAP to children, CPAP desensitization, and practical tips for improving adherence. We then discuss results from recent studies of correlates of CPAP adherence in children, and finally the potential of heated high flow as new treatment modality for children who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Guests:

Kevin Smith, PhD: A licensed clinical psychologist with a focus on pediatric psychology. He has been a sleep psychologist at Children's Mercy Hospital for 8 years. He is board certified in behavioral sleep medicine.

Tamika Cranford: Respiratory therapist (RRT-NPS) for 20 years specializing in neonate and pediatrics. Polysomnographer (RPSGT). Certification in Clinical sleep health.

Stephen Hawkins, MD: Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep physician at Children's Hospital Colorado. Associate program director of the sleep medicine fellowship.

Host:

David Ingram, MD: Pediatrician and sleep physician at Children's Mercy Hospital.

 

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Last Reviewed: October 2018