Nellco Puritan Bennett (Melville)
| RT spoke to Dale Tyerman, vice president/general manager, Respiratory Homecare, Puritan Bennett, Pleasanton, Calif, a part of Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt, about how integrated sleep therapy and diagnostic equipment can be beneficial to sleep clinicians and patients.
Q: What are the challenges of opening a new sleep laboratory?
Q: How does your Sandman® product line address these challenges?
Sandman EXpress provides a fully integrated, turn-key system that includes state-of-the-art Nellcor® oximetry, 20-channel amplifier, simple-to-use impedance meter, and integrated bi-level for titration studies. The efficient design and packaging of the Sandman EXpress system maximize utility while minimizing space and custom construction requirements.
Q: What are the key elements of Puritan Bennetts total sleep program?
The GoodKnight® 420 CPAP system, the GoodKnight 425 Bi-Level® device, and the new GoodKnight H20 heated humidifier provide the lightest, smallest therapy devices in the industry. The state-of-the-art, small, and efficient blower technology used in our CPAP and bi-level devices is highly responsive, minimizing effort on exhalation and thereby maximizing patient comfort and compliance. Our therapy line is complemented by the Breeze SleepGear CPAP Interface and by the recent addition of our DreamFit nasal mask. Our interface line focuses on patient and provider choice, comfort, and compliance.
Q: Why is Sandman better for patients than other diagnostic systems?
We integrate market-leading Nellcor pulse oximetry with 2-3 second signal averaging to provide accurate, timely information on oxygen desaturation. Only Nellcor offers the OxiMax® MAX-FAST® forehead sensor, which enables monitoring on the foreheada site less prone to vasoconstriction than the fingers. The MAX-FAST sensor also tracks changes in Spo2, typically 1-2 minutes sooner than conventional digit sensors.