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May 2013 - Posts

Adventures in Sleep

Our Role in Spotting the Cause
May 31, 2013 9:01 AM by Amy Reavis
It is interesting that we talk so much about OSA and yet we do not mention the other disorders we find so frequently. Our education should be well rounded because we need the knowledge to spot the unusual during a sleep study. Many doctors only look for Read More...
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New Equipment Brings New Anxiety
May 23, 2013 10:09 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Finally we were able to purchase new equipment for the lab that I have been dreaming about! I am expecting installation to begin next week and training the week after. The prep work on our end -- checking the existing cabling and wiring connections for Read More...
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What is Your Five Year Plan?
May 16, 2013 4:10 PM by Amy Reavis
In my last blog I discussed the serious issue of changes in our field -- changes that could affect job availability and job descriptions. I never bring up a topic without trying to provide a solution. My solutions may not be the best for you, but at least Read More...
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A Salute to Nurse Friends
May 9, 2013 8:59 AM by Penny Mehaffey
It's Nurses Week and I felt it appropriate to honor some of the special people I've known throughout my career in health care. I must say that I have worked with some of the best nurses on the face of the earth. No, they have not received an extraordinary Read More...
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Is Insurance in the Sleep Business?
May 2, 2013 12:12 PM by Amy Reavis
Care Centrix is the company that does the authorizations for sleep studies for Cigna insurance. They recently bought a home sleep company. They now not only get to make the decision on who gets a sleep study, they then order the study, send out either Read More...
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