Dr. Joanna MacLean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Identifying children with OSA is hampered by limited access to polysomnography with more accessible screening tests but no clear guidance on how the results of these tests relate to polysomnography. In this presentation, the evidence for the tools used to assist clinicians in the diagnosis of pediatric OSA will be reviewed and compared. This will include a summary of the types of tools that have been studied and the risk/benefits of each tool type.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Compare the tools used in the assessment of children with suspected OSA;
  • Formulate an approach to the assessment of children with suspected OSA for your context; and
  • Understand the gaps in knowledge related to the diagnosis of OSA in children and future work that is needed to fill these gaps.