Plan of Care
To ensure quality patient care, our Sleep Specialist thoroughly reviews each patient's chart to assess the appropriateness of the sleep test and communicates with your physician regarding the best plan of care.
A comprehensive hypnogram chart of the quantity and quality of sleep, including up to 16 channels of sleep monitoring with state-of-the-art equipment and software, is provided to your doctor typically within three days.
If it is determined that Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the course of treatment for you, we will assist you in selecting a home care or durable medical equipment company for your CPAP needs.
A.W.A.K.E. Support Group
A.W.A.K.E., an acronym for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic, assists patients, their families and the health care community in dealing with sleep apnea. Meetings, led by our A.W.A.K.E. coordinator, are held regularly and guest speakers are invited to address the group. Topics may include advice on complying with CPAP therapy, legal issues affecting those with sleep apnea, weight loss and new research findings.
The Network, founded in 1988, is an integral part of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and since 1990, the two have been partners in assisting people with apnea, their families, and the healthcare community concerned with sleep apnea.
Upcoming A.W.A.K.E Support Groups:
Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
- September 3, 2014 (Shipley Classroom)
- November 5, 2014 (Shipley Classroom)
- January 7, 2015 (Shipley Classroom)
- March 4, 2015 (Shipley Classroom)
- May 6, 2015 (Sleep Awareness Day, Carroll Hospital Center main lobby)
- September 2, 2015 (Shipley Classroom)
- November 4, 2015 (Shipley Classroom)
All of our technologists are CPR-certified and are trained to handle emergency situations. Because the Sleep Disorders Center is located on the Carroll Hospital Center campus, we also have immediate access to a code response team.
The Sleep Disorders Center has around the clock security to ensure our patients' security while on the premises.
As a part of Carroll Hospital Center, the Sleep Disorders Center is able to contract with many insurance payors, including Medicare.