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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Can At-home sleep studies change the rural area diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea

At home sleep tests or personal monitors (PM) have been shown to effectively provide an adequate diagnosis of OSA with the proper pre-screening tests and evaluation. These methods can be adopted by hospitals and if used effectively can save money to the patients and healthcare facility. With the Affordable Healthcare Act the focus is on providing quality care for less money, but many hospitals are slow to adapt. Sleep... more »

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Setting up a protocol for rural hospitals, or all healthcare facilities in developing and taking care of patients with sleep disorder breathing.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Jeremy Plambeck

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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Screening for SDB and Sleep Disorders in School-Aged Chidren by School Nurses

Can school nurses effectively screen for SDB and Sleep Disorders in school aged children? Who else in the school setting could provide such screening? Should such screening be limited to "at risk" children who display identified markers, or be open to all children? What is the role of teachers to "identify" children in need of such screening?

What role will such screening serve to mitigate learning, behavioral, developmental... more »

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

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The impact of screening at risk children for sleep disorders and sleep disordered breathing, including subsequent referrals and professional treatment, may serve to mitigate future health, learning, developmental and behavioral risks/issues for children by addressing these issues in early childhood. Research based protocols will be accessed and used for screening.

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Does the nurse refer an at risk child to the Pediatrician? Dentist? ENT?
What questionnaires or other identifiers would be used for screening? Is there a bio test to assess risk for a SD or SDB?
What should the target age level be for children undergoing proposed screening?

How can sleep education and training be integrated with this screening process to promote good sleeping habits/hygiene at home, for all children, parents and caretakers, as well as teachers. Who creates and provides the educational material? Who does the teaching?

Parental involvement- KEY!

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Nancy Rothstein

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing in patients with COPD

What are the risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing in patients with COPD (the “overlap syndrome")?

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea American Thoracic Society member

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Use Buteyko breath retraining to help patients manage and monitor their lung condition.

Buteyko Breath Retraining has been verified by the AHQR, Thorax Journal and other organizations as a legitimate technique to improve the symptoms of asthma and related respiratory illness. This simple technique could be instituted for a low cost to improve the quality of life of patients, reduce medications necessary for good control and save taxpayers and insurance companies a great deal of money.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

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