Altra Service Professionals is now able to service ResMed sleep apnea devices under warranty.
New guidelines for truck drivers regarding sleep apnea screening have been created. The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board approved the guidelines this past October. The ultimate authority to approve and put the guidelines into practice is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They are not expected to discuss them until after […]
This is the second of a three blog post series to promote the health of people who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder affecting a person’s breathing. The gold-standard in treatment is the use of a CPAP or BPAP machine at night. The previous post in this series covered the reasons why sleep apnea […]
This is the first of a three blog post series to promote the health of people who suffer from sleep apnea. This first post will discuss the issue of patients’ adherence to sleep apnea therapy. The second in the series will focus on what can happen if sleep apnea patients do not adhere to prescribed […]
A couple months ago, you may remember a post where we found a dead mouse in a CPAP machine. Our new experience this month is an oxygen concentrator that has been shot. That’s right, our repair technician found that a concentrator had a bullet hole. Upon opening the machine, he found what damage had been […]
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person has problems breathing at night. Specifically, the airways are repeatedly blocked causing the person to stop breathing for an extended time. The body struggles to get the blocked airway open, which usually happens with a gasp, snore sound or jerking of the body. (1) This is […]