Therapeutic Data Monitoring
We believe that our continued care and close ongoing follow up will lead to better therapeutic outcomes. This is why we use compliance software and close clinical follow up by our respiratory therapists to monitor your therapy.
Sleep apnea has been associated with a wide range of health problems and concerns, and compliant use of CPAP therapy is important to help reduce the health risk. Because the body’s natural sleep patterns are interrupted continually throughout the night, the person does not get completely rested while sleeping. This can result in persistent fatigue, confusion, falling asleep during the day and lowered productivity while at work. However, these are not the only problems associated with sleep apnea, they are just the most common. In some instances, sleep apnea has been found to be partially or completely responsible for strokes and heart attacks, and untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of other heart related problems like coronary disease, myocardial infarction and angina.
The good news is
that compliant use of CPAP therapy, or following the prescribed treatment routine with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, can nearly eliminate all risks associated with sleep apnea. Compliance with the CPAP routine is easy to do because all it generally involves is using the CPAP machine and mask while sleeping to ensure that oxygen reaches the lungs continuously throughout the night and that airway obstruction is prevented. Although the use of a CPAP mask may not be as comfortable as sleeping naturally, it is important to follow the treatment routine prescribed by your Doctor to prevent serious health problems.
The compliance software allows us to build reports so you can see how your therapy is working for you. These reports can be faxed or linked directly to your physician as well.