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Screening and diagnosis

Screening and diagnosis for sleep disordered breathing

If you suspect a patient may have sleep disordered breathing (SDB), this three step screening process for SDB can get your patient on the path to getting diagnosed.

  • Assess - Can you identify the patient as having a high risk of OSA?
  • Screen - To aid in the screening process, evaluate your patient by asking a few key questions:Is the patient overweight?
    • Is the patient overweight?
    • Does the patient complain of daytime sleepiness?
    • Does the patient snore?
    • Does the patient have hypertension?
  • Investigate

All about sleep studies

During a sleep study, your patient's breathing is monitored to see if they have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnoea. Sleep studies can be done at home or in a sleep lab.

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Talking to your patient about SDB

If your patients are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, encourage them to join a sleep apnoea community for extra support during their treatment journey.

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Screening and diagnosis resources

ResMed provides useful tools for healthcare professionals like you to use at various stages of your patient's treatment journey.

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