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Alice Night One

Alice Night One (ANO) Instructions for Patient

  • The equipment you have been issued with has your details already programmed into the device.
  • Please remove any nail varnish or acrylic nails prior to performing the test.
  • We ask you to wear the device over clothing, for example a Pyjama top or a clean t shirt so that it is not next to your skin.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Please be aware we need a minimum of 4 hours for the study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belt
  • Place one side of the belt into ANO device, draw the belt around your back and then buckle the other end into the opposite side of the Alice device. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Adjust the tension of the belt so there is a “snug” fit but is not uncomfortable.
  • The belt should sit underneath your armpits and the device itself sits in the centre of your chest.

diagram

  • The ANO Device will automatically power on, please wait while the device switches on, a green light will rotate on the top of the device. If the Chest Icon turns amber you need to tighten the belt around you, until it turns to solid green.

 

2. Connect The Cannula

  • The cannula icon will now be flashing amber, screw the cannula into the top of the device.
  • Loop the cannula around the ears and under your chin. The nasal prongs should be facing upwards inside the nostril. Adjust the slider under your chin to secure it into place. Tape the cannula to your face to secure it further.
  • The cannula icon should now turn solid green

diagram

3. Connect the Finger Probe

  • The finger probe icon will be flashing amber, place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or an acrylic nail on).
  • The cable will rest on top of the finger and along the back of your hand.
  • Tape the wire to you hand to secure it into place. Please do not place any tape around the finger probe.
  • The finger probe icon should now turn solid green.

diagram

4. Once everything is in place all the icons should be solid green, over the next few minutes these icons will turn off one by one but the device will still be running.

5. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.

6. If you get up in the night to visit the bathroom, leave the belt on around your chest and the cannula, you may remove the finger probe until you get back into bed.

Troubleshooting

During the night if you wake and notice an amber icon light flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it turns to green and again disappears.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study we may have enough data, but be aware we may have to ask you to repeat the study at a later date.

In The Morning

When you are done sleeping, remove the sensors and the device. The device will need to be turned off by pressing the central button for several seconds until there are no lights displayed.

Throw the cannula and tape away.

Return the device and the finger probe back to the box.

Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE ANO & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.

Alice Night One (ANO) Instructions for Patient

  • The equipment you have been issued with has your details already programmed into the device.
  • Please remove any nail varnish or acrylic nails prior to performing the test.
  • We ask you to wear the device over clothing, for example a Pyjama top or a clean t shirt so that it is not next to your skin.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Please be aware we need a minimum of 4 hours for the study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belt
  • Place one side of the belt into ANO device, draw the belt around your back and then buckle the other end into the opposite side of the Alice device. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Adjust the tension of the belt so there is a “snug” fit but is not uncomfortable.
  • The belt should sit underneath your armpits and the device itself sits in the centre of your chest.

ano

  • The ANO Device will automatically power on, please wait while the device switches on, a green light will rotate on the top of the device. If the Chest Icon turns amber you need to tighten the belt around you, until it turns to solid green.

2. Connect the CPAP to the Sleep Study Device

  • This piece of equipment fits between the mask and tube. The wider circumference goes into the mask, the narrower end goes into the tube.

connector

  • Screw the CPAP connector clockwise into top of the sleep study device you have been issued with instead of a nasal cannula.
  • Use your CPAP as normal.
  • Please return this with the rest of your sleep study equipment.
  • Ensure you tick CPAP used on your Post Sleep Questionnaire.
  • Tape the wire to you hand to secure it into place. Please do not place any tape around the finger probe.
  • The finger probe icon should now turn solid green.

3. Connect the Finger Probe

  • The finger probe icon will be flashing amber, place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or an acrylic nail on).
  • The cable will rest on top of the finger and along the back of your hand.

diagram

4. Once everything is in place all the icons should be solid green, over the next few minutes these icons will turn off one by one but the device will still be running.

5. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.

6. If you get up in the night to visit the bathroom, leave the belt on around your chest and the cannula, you may remove the finger probe until you get back into bed.

Troubleshooting

The CPAP connector is compatible with all masks, if the connector will not fit please ensure there is no hard plastic in the tube, if there is, this is part of the mask, please reattach it to the mask and try again, follow the instruction above.

During the night if you wake and notice an amber icon light flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it turns to green and again disappears.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study we may have enough data, but be aware we may have to ask you to repeat the study at a later date.

In The Morning

When you are done sleeping, remove the sensors and the device. The device will need to be turned off by pressing the central button for several seconds until there are no lights displayed.

Return the device and the finger probe back to the box.

Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE ANO & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.