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81244 - Assessing Fitness to Drive in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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This activity focuses on the role of the primary care provider in assessing fitness to drive in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). It will provide the participating GP with state-based legislative reporting requirements and also outline liability in managing and monitoring patients with OSA.

Relevance to General Practice

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) can result in fragmented sleep through arousals caused by intermittent hypoxia when the patient's upper airway collapses. Fragmented sleep can have a detrimental impact on patient health and impair driving skills. Primary care providers need to be aware of relevant road safety legislation for private and commercial licence holders who suffer from OSA in order to be compliant with their reporting obligations to the relevant Driver Licencing Authorities. This education will target Australian 'Fitness to Drive' guidelines, state-based legislation and appropriate management pathways for commercial and private drivers.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify high risk patients whose OSA may affect their ability to drive safely
  • Understand and discuss legislative reporting obligations relevant to state/territory
  • Implement appropriate management and monitoring of the condition
  • Delivery
    81244 - Assessing Fitness to Drive in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
    2 hours
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