Peri Operative Care
Peri Operative Care

Peri-operative care research at ResMed

At ResMed, we’re concerned with everything related to sleep and respiratory disorders. That’s why we support and actively engage in research initiatives related to peri-operative care.

ResMed collaborates with anaesthetists, critical care physicians, surgeons and allied professionals to study Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in peri-operative care. ResMed sponsored the study that developed and agreed the STOP-BANG questionnaire, a screening tool for identifying OSA in surgical patients.1

Dr. Peter Farrell, Founder and Chairman of ResMed, is a Charter Member of the Society of Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM), a society which strives to advance standards of care for clinical problems in anaesthesiology and sleep Medicine. The SASM ultimately aims to evaluate peri-operative management of sleep apnoea, and to promote interdisciplinary communication, education and research in matters common to anaesthesia and sleep. For more information on SASM, visit the dedicated website


  1. Chung, F., et al., STOP questionnaire: a tool to screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea. Anesthesiology, 2008. 108(5): p. 812-21.