ASAA Introduces New Resources for Patients
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Friday, July 20, 2007
The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has introduced two new online resources for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
"Hospital Checklist for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients" educates patients on the importance of using CPAP while in the hospital and provides patients with a detailed list of reminders and information for their stay. Patients can download this list from http://sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/checklist.html.
According to the ASAA Web site, the bulletin "CPAP Use in a Hospital or Surgical Setting" specifically addresses issues patients may have with CPAP while hospitalized for a medical condition or for a surgical procedure, and includes section on patient rights and patient responsibilities.
Encourage your patients to visit http://sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/hospitalcpapuse.html and read this valuable patient bulletin.