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PREPARE FOR YOUR HOME SLEEP TEST

To get set up with the Embletta home sleep study device:

1. Place the ABDOMEN belt with the yellow connector around the stomach at the navel. Connect the two components of the black belt lock as shown below:

2. Place the CHEST belt with the blue connector around the patient's chest under the arm. Connect the second belt lock.

3. Insert the blue and yellow sensor plugs into the appropriate color-coded inputs on the Embletta Gold.

4. The prongs of the nasal cannula are placed in the nostrils to measure nasal breathing. Place the nasal prongs in the nostrils so that the prongs bend downwards. Loop the air cannula tube over the ears and then position it under the chin. Tighten the loop by pushing the toggle towards the chin.

5. Use medical tape to fasten the cannula tube to your cheeks. Connect the nasal cannula (PRESSURE SENSOR) to the Embletta Gold.

6. Before attaching the OXYGEN sensor, remove fingernail polish or artificial fingernails, as these may cause inaccurate readings. Place the sensor on the index (pointer) finger of your non-dominant hand. (If you are right handed, this would be your left hand).

7. Run the wire up your sleeve and out the neck of your shirt. Affix medical tape to your hand, arm, and neck as necessary to keep the wire in place.

8. Make sure all of the sensors are connected to the EMBLETTA device.

9. After connecting the sensors to the Embletta Gold, press the POWER button until you hear a beep and the status light goes from yellow to green. Then, test the sensor connection quality by pressing down and holding the TEST button until a beep is heard.

The yellow sensor lights will blink when a corresponding sensor receives input. For example, the pressure light should flash to the rhythm of inhalation/exhalation. Similarly, the abdomen and thorax lights should cross-fade on inhalation and then again on exhalation. If a sensor is not properly connected, the light will not correspond to sensor input. Take a breath and hold it. The abdomen and thorax lights should flash on inhalation and then again on release of the breath. Similarly, perform a few test snores. The snoring light should flash with each snore. Once the test is over, the lights will stop flashing and you can begin your study.

10. Once you start trying to fall asleep, press the ! button.

Press it again as soon as you wake up, then press the POWER button until you hear a beep and the sensor light goes from green to yellow.

 

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