apnea monitoring

apnea monitoring

the act of closely observing the respiration of individuals, particularly infants. The procedure may involve the use of electronic devices that detect changes in thoracic or abdominal movements and in heart rate. Such devices may include an alarm that sounds if breathing stops. See also apnea monitor.

apnea monitoring

Monitoring the respiratory movements, esp. of infants. This may be done by use of an apnea alarm mattress, or devices to measure the infant's thoracic and abdominal movements and heart rate.

Patient care

Apnea is usually detected by placing electrodes (linked to a cardiorespiratory monitor) on the skin overlying the abdomen and thorax of the patient.

See: sudden infant death syndrome
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Evidence supporting the use of home apnea monitoring is sparse, and recommendations highlight the need to use this technology sparingly and to discontinue use once it is no longer necessary (table).
It also includes sleep apnea monitoring, a tool to screen and monitor patients for severe sleep apnea.
These providers bring the sleep apnea monitoring kit to your home, explain to you/your partner how it works, and come back the next day to collect the findings.
The DREAM study, which stands for Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring, includes a well-defined cohort of patients at three Veterans Affairs sleep centers who were referred for overnight polysomnography for suspected sleep-disordered breathing between Jan.
Given financial costs of home apnea monitoring ($300 to $400/month and emergency room visits for false alarms), a polysonography sleep study may be a cost-effective means of determining which infants are most likely to benefit from the use of home apnea monitoring.
The participants were tested for OSA using a home sleep apnea monitoring device.
All of the participants were tested for OSA using a home sleep apnea monitoring device.
Our 11 percent sales increase was led by strong demand for sleep systems, particularly our Sleepscan VISION(TM) product line, as we continued to benefit from the heightened interest in sleep apnea monitoring and our own focus on this area.
After she was released from the hospital, her mother, who was frequently intoxicated, failed to provide the baby with necessary oxygen, tube feeding, medication, and heart and apnea monitoring.
continuous peripheral intravenous therapy (with and without medication), chest percussion and postural drainage, post operative care, tube feeding, apnea monitoring, tracheostomy care and suctioning, dialysis care, decubitus care, ileostomy and fistula care, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), total enteral nutrition (TEN), anti-biotic therapy, pain management, and hydration therapy.
Two-way connected sleep apnea monitoring devices that handle both investigatory and direct treatment of patients, and can even eliminate the need for expensive Polysomnography exams
Infant apnea monitoring programs have had the capability to provide tele-home care for several years.