It has always been important that a patient is educated on their sleep disorder to increase the chances of them following through with their therapy. Now it is more important than ever before. More and more patients are opting for home sleep tests (HSTs) and then going directly to AutoPAP with no time spent in the sleep lab.
Having been in health care for nearly 35 years now, I feel like I have worked all aspects of patient care. I did bedside care for patients as a respiratory therapist, and overnight sleep studies/daytime studies/scoring as an RPSGT. I have set patients up on PAP therapy and resolved their problems with therapy as a durable medical equipment (DME) clinician.
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