Guidelines for Essential OP Sleep Center Procedures

The following guidelines will be followed in determining scheduling OP Sleep Center patients:

  1. Evaluation and treatment for sleep-related breathing disorders – life threatening obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA)
  2. Evaluation and treatment for life-threatening nocturnal hypoxemia
  3. Evaluation and treatment for severely limiting/dangerous narcolepsy
  4. Essential titrations – at the discretion of the clinician and with documentation of the essential need, potentially including:
    1. Patients whose current therapy is ineffective at controlling life threatening OSA/CSA
    1. Patients with life-threatening cardiac or pulmonary conditions who need Bilevel S/T or ASV evaluation/treatment
    1. Patients with life-threatening severe oxygen desaturations (<80%) that is not controlled with current prescribed O2/PAP therapy

All office and lab patients will be properly screened (including temperature reading) before being seen in the sleep lab.  We will not be seeing confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients in the clinic or the lab.

March 21, 2020

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