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iPads Used to Teach Sleep Apnea Patients About CPAP Use
August 25, 2014  | 

Boston, MA - In the first program of its type for people using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine to help improve their sleep, clinicians at National Sleep Therapy (NST) are providing every new patient with a training session that employs an iPad, under the guidance of a Respiratory Therapist.

NST co-founder and president Eric Cohen, a trained engineer who developed the proprietary app, says, “Educators have shown that people retain new information better when they:

  1. Are able to proceed at their own pace
  2. Have better with visuals
  3. Feel they’re in control
  4. Are engaged and feel special
  5. Can hold the teaching device in their own hands 

Our proprietary iPad app meets all these criteria and ensures that every patient receives a consistently high level of training. The end result: Better compliance and a better night’s sleep.”

Cohen says creating the Sleep Guide for use on iPads was crucial to ensure that patients are trained consistently, thoroughly, and correctly in the use, care and maintenance of their CPAP machines: “Doctors are often on a tight schedule so they can’t always spend 60-90 minutes with a patient. We have carefully orchestrated every minute of the set-up process to maximize engagement and retention. The result is patients who internalize the importance of CPAP and can easily demonstrate back its use and maintenance after just one visit. Continue>

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