Case of the Month #50: Titration: Art, Science or Both?
Description: A variety of cases are used to review CPAP titration for OSA, beginning with patient interaction, mask fitting, and establishing a relationship for collection of outcomes. A simple flow chart for titration is presented and complexities are explored. Rules for identifying respiratory events and using events to determine PAP pressure increases are listed. The perils of over-titration are assessed and rules for down-titration are discussed. What does the technologist add to the titration process? A comparison of human and auto-titration methodologies provides the answer.
Presenter: Richard S. Rosenberg, PhD
CEC Credit(s): 1.0
Target Audience: Sleep technologists seeking a background in PAP titration for obstructive sleep apnea.
Length: 45 minutes