Self-Management of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Settings for Veterans with Sleep Apnea
Carl J. Stepnowsky, Jr.
San Diego, CA
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Health Services R&D
May 2018 -
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Background: Because of clinical demands, patients are often under-educated and under-supported about the features of their positive airway pressure (PAP) devices. The most engaged patients are ones who understand the details of their device and change the feature settings so that they can maximize the benefits of therapy. Features settings include humidification level, expiratory pressure relief, pressure ramping, mask alert, auto pressure start, among other important comfort features. Historica...