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CPAP Adherance | PAP

Differences in Technology Can Determine Successes

By: Jocelyn Zakri, MPH, RRT, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
November 17th, 2022

Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is widely known as the gold standard of care for patients with sleep apnea,1 and PAP compliance and adherence are common terms in the realm of sleep medicine. PAP compliance reports can help to determine if a set pressure is working, whether or not the range for an auto-PAP is appropriate and a treasure trove of other data that can help paint the picture for how a patient is tolerating, or better yet, succeeding with their PAP therapy.

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CPAP | CPAP Adherance | Group Education

CPAP Group Education: A Promising Method for Improved CPAP Adherence

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 12th, 2020

As sleep professionals, we know the importance of using a CPAP device to keep our patients’ breathing consistent while they sleep. For patients with compliance difficulties, CPAP group education might be a viable option. Evidence shows improving CPAP adherence with education in a peer-to-peer environment is an effective way to engage patients. These CPAP support groups and CPAP group discussions can be extremely beneficial for both the patient and the sleep technologist.

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