SMS provides turnkey outsourced management of sleep programs designed to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea (OSA) for correctional facilities. Our program has proven to increase convenience, shorten equipment ordering cycles, and simplify sleep testing at lower costs than doing it in house or with other providers.
SMS offers three separate yet related services to treat sleep apnea patients to our correctional healthcare partners.
Contact Whitney Brenke, our Correctional Sleep Care expert, at 888-912-3303 for all your correctional sleep needs.
In-House Sleep Apnea Testing and Diagnosis
Once a sleep study is ordered, within 2 business days SMS will ship a testing kit directly to your facility along with instructions on completing the study. We offer 24/7 support to assist your staff in executing the study. Once the study is completed, place it in the return envelope and drop in the mail.
Once SMS receives the kit, we complete a 3-step process to generate a diagnosis. First, the data is scored using artificial intelligence. Then the study is scored by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). Finally, the data is reviewed by our Board Certified Sleep Physicians who deliver a final diagnosis. The final report including diagnosis and recommended treatment is provided to your facility within 2 business days from the date we receive the unit.
Sleep Apnea Treatment (CPAP)
Once a patient has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, ongoing treatment is necessary. SMS carries a wide variety of Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machines depending on patient and partner requirements. SMS will directly ship all necessary equipment with the initial supplies to correctly treat your patient, along with instructions around machine maintenance. Once a patient is fitted for a machine, going forward SMS will ship replacement masks, filters, and hoses on a 3 month interval.
Ongoing Treatment Compliance
Once a patient is using a CPAP machine, we also offer regular compliance review.
Following the initial setup, the patient will be monitored on a monthly basis to gauge how patients are using their CPAP machine and the effectiveness of the treatment.
During the compliance review, if our advanced practice nurse feel changes need to be made, we will a) send modem a signal to correct the pressure b) instruct on site nursing staff how to make appropriate pressure changes.