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March 2011 - Posts

Adventures in Sleep

Are You Prepared for Special Needs Patients?
March 31, 2011 8:00 AM by Amy Wilson
Have you been you left alone with adult patients who require a caregiver or have special needs? I often have patients who have some disability that requires them to have constant care. Some are from nursing homes or are receiving care at home. They are Read More...
The Good, The Bad, and The Just Plain Weird
March 24, 2011 9:09 AM by Amy Reavis
I have been doing sleep and respiratory for a long time. In fact, I usually say dinosaurs roamed when I started. I remember rolling H cylinders into patients' rooms and using Bird ventilators in the ER. When I learned sleep I was taught how to do 12 channel Read More...
A Rewarding Responsibility
March 18, 2011 11:46 AM by Amy Wilson
When patient and tech meet for the first time, it can be an uncomfortable situation for both parties. I always take this as a personal challenge. My main goal above all else it to make the patient feel comfortable. If you can develop a relationship and Read More...
Three Cheers for Adapative Titration Machine
March 10, 2011 10:04 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I have to rave about the latest "new thing" I've done. Has anyone used any of the new adaptive titration machines? I am very interested to hear your feedback. If not, you and your patients are in for a real treat. Recently I had a patient who needed this Read More...
The Case of His and Hers: CPAP Therapy
March 3, 2011 8:39 AM by Amy Reavis
I have had a rash of husbands and wives lately. Some couples did the tests at the same time; others figured out their problem only after their mate was treated. From my days doing homecare, I know that the support a husband and wife give each other to Read More...


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    Adventures in Sleep
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