Sleep Apnea Management Program
One of the most common types of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Simple in its concept, the PAP device sends a gentle, steady stream of air through the nose and into the back of the throat. The pressure delivered by the device prevents the collapse and blockage of the tracheal wall and soft palate thereby keeping your airway open.
Without proper guidance and encouragement, patients can easily become overwhelmed, even frustrated, ultimately resulting in not using the prescribed PAP therapy. Because various published studies have indicated that the first month of PAP usage is crucial to compliance, Sleep HealthCenters (SHC) has developed a unique Sleep Apnea Management Program. The program offers intensive patient counseling and education, monitoring for PAP usage problems and compliance and follow-up for a full year. SHC’s specially trained PAP specialists work with the patient throughout the entire process. During the year, the specialists ensure the highest possible compliance by monitoring the patient’s progress through clinic visits and phone calls. Progress reports are sent to the ordering physician to keep them informed.
Consistent daily PAP usage for sleep apnea patients is the key to maintaining good health and preventing the onset of more serious consequences such as:
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