A vital component of a full night polysomnogram is the monitoring of a patient’s heart rate and rhythm via the electrocardiogram (EKG) channel, as it gives a graphical illustration of the electrical activity of the heart and provides an important tool for maintaining patient safety. Understanding the components of the EKG is central to identifying heart rate and rhythm disturbances and assessing a patient’s cardiovascular status.
The new Virtual Patient Monitoring module series from AAST is a timely education series which supports the change in practices we are seeing in managing our sleep disordered patients and sleep wellness. I am pleased to be able to share a brief overview of the importance of a remote patient monitoring and coaching program, the topic of the first module in the series.
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This is part four in the “For the Newbie” series. Click to view part one, part two and part three.
The following is a recap of the California Sleep Society’s 14th annual education symposium.