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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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