Patient adherence and replenishment

Patient adherence to therapy can be the biggest challenge for treating sleep apnoea.

Research indicates that patients and their families are more likely to adapt to and continue therapy if they have:

  • proper equipment and training1-4
  • adequate number of caregivers1-4
  • a support system of experienced healthcare professionals.1-4

At ResMed, we agree that the best way to improve patient compliance is by using a multi-faceted approach, which includes:

Comfortable, easy-to-use and reliable equipment

ResMed’s therapy devices, masks and humidification technology give patients every opportunity for successful therapy.  

Effective patient education and consistent follow-up

This is vital to help maintain a patient's confidence in the therapy they are receiving. AirView compliance monitoring allows across the board, real-time access to patient data for all care partners (HMEs, physicians, sleep labs) in one place-an easy and efficient way for all to proactively identify and address therapy adherence issues.

Equipment replacement and compliance

Timely equipment replacement is critical in helping patients stay compliant and comfortable during therapy.

Take the time to educate your patients on knowing when and how to replace components of their products, and how this relates to comfort and therapy effectiveness.

References

  • 01

    Oppenheimer EA. iVUN News 1997

  • 02

    Zozula et al. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2001

  • 03

    Hoy et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999

  • 04

    Chervin et al. Sleep 1997

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