It's Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week and Respiratory Care Week! That means it's time to share appreciation for RT and sleep tech healthcare heroes around the world and especially those who have helped us individually. For today's blog, we decided to show our appreciation by giving techs and RTs in the care and management of patients with sleep apnea a resource center to promote patient compliance with CPAP treatment!
Standard care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is providing a CPAP box, hose, mask and some basic education. This is expected to jump start the gold standard treatment of CPAP therapy for a lifetime. The problem with this “one-size fits all” approach is that it mirrors interventions for an acute illness (e.g., prescribing a cast followed by physical therapy education for a broken bone), which is characterized by abrupt or rapid onset, limited duration, and a single cause (usually). But OSA is a chronic illness characterized by gradual onset of lengthy or indefinite duration, multivariate causation (which can change over time), and a focus on functional status rather than individual diagnoses; moreover, cure is unlikely and long-term management of symptoms and disease consequences necessitated a “long-view” of treatment.
SleepWeaver got its start in 2006, when David Groll, the company’s founder, first pinpointed the problems inherent in existing PAP interface designs. Having developed, manufactured and sold medical devices for over 30 years, and equipped with a formal post-secondary education in Biomedical Engineering with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, he was well versed in the needs of mask users—and he could see that the decades-old plastic technology was not really serving those needs. He noticed two problems with traditional masks: the air pressure required to seal the mask on the face compromised the blood flow to the skin, and moisture build up on the skin, both of which lead to skin discomfort and promote mask non-adherence.
We are excited to announce that we have a new SleepWeaver product! The SleepWeaver Prevent is the latest solution from Circadiance, designed to provide an additional level of isolation for CPAP/NIV patients with known or suspected respiratory infections.
This month, we're giving truckers 10% off qualifying SleepWeaver masks, plus a free hose clip and Feather Weight Tube, at cpapXchange.com and Direct Home Medical to thank them for continuing to serve the country during COVID-19. We're partnering with Dr. John's Medical, an organization that provides resources for truckers with sleep apnea, to make this promotion possible. PROMO CODE: thankyoutruckers
"Circadiance strives to provide a high level of service for our customers with the goal to provide quick delivery on all products. As the outbreak grows in the US, we are working to help support the US healthcare system in any way we can. We are taking steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on orders from our valued customers." -David Groll, CEO
At Circadiance, we recognize the COVID-19 epidemic is causing interruptions across the healthcare spectrum that have not been seen in recent memory. Particularly in areas that have been defined as non-essential by the CDC.
At the beginning of 2020, we posted a blog that many people found helpful on how to get a CPAP mask. You can find that here. In recent days, this resource has become more relevant as the number of stores remaining open continues to dwindle. Even during this difficult time, there are still ways to get masks sent directly to your door…
We are excited to announce that we have a new SleepWeaver product available starting today. The SleepWeaver 3D Starter Kit is the latest solution from Circadiance, designed to increase first-time compliance by giving users more fitting options for their first fit. This package features the best PAP comfort and technology on the market.
It’s that time of year again, Baby Sleep Day! Of course, we don’t mean your baby should sleep all-day on March 1st, but this day is dedicated to focusing on the importance of a good night’s sleep for every baby and young child, as well as their family. Healthy sleep habits are important for these developing minds and help provide a brighter future for their sleep.