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PDX 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.
  • The majority of the sensors should already be connected for you.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Be aware we need at least 4 hours for a study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belts
  • Clip the chest band together, the recording device & cradle will be in the middle of the chest. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Clip the abdomen band together. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Both belts should be snuggly fitted but not uncomfortable. Adjust them accordingly.
  1. Turn the PDX On.
  • On the top of the device slide the catch to your right, the screen will open.
  • Press the power button and wait until the person appears on the screen, the signals will flash for a short period showing where all the sensors need to be placed.
  1. Connect Effort Sensors
  • Plug the black leads into the small gold prongs on either side of the effort belt buckles.
  • Put the other end of these wires into the corresponding icon. Do not mix up the chest and abdomen wires.

diagram

4. Connect The Cannula

  • 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.
  • Screw the cannula into the top of the PDX, turning clockwise to secure.

diagram

5. Connect the Finger Probe

  • Place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or 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.
  • Connect the finger probe wire into to PDX Device in the Sp02 port
  • The connector from the finger probe slides onto the belt to stop it getting tangled.

finger probefinger probe

Once everything is in place the device & you should look like this:

diagram

device correctly fitted

  1. Set up Complete
  • All the sensors on the screen should have stopped flashing, if they continue to flash, the sensor is not connected properly, recheck and adjust.
  • Close the PDX device up, on the top of the device the light should turn from amber to green.
  • The green light will disappear quickly but the device will still be running.
  1. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.
  2. If you need the toilet during the night, leave the device running but remove the finger probe to wash your hands.

Troubleshooting

During the night if you wake and notice an amber light flashing, open the PDX device and view on the screen which sensor is flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it stops flashing, close the device and continue with the study.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study as 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; please be careful with the wires on either side of the belt buckles.
  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button for 3 seconds.
  • Throw the cannula and tape away.
  • Return the device, the finger probe and the belts back to the bag.
  • Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE PDX & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.

PDX with Leg Monitors 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.
  • The majority of the sensors should already be connected for you.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Be aware we need at least 4 hours for a study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belts
  • Clip the chest band together, the recording device & cradle will clip in the middle of the chest. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Clip the abdomen band together. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • They should be snuggly fitted but not uncomfortable. Adjust the belts accordingly.
  1. Turn The PDX On.
  • On the top of the device slide the catch to your right, the screen will open
  • Press power button and wait until the person appears on the screen, the signals will flash for a short period showing where all the sensors need to be placed.
  1. Connect Effort Sensors
  • Plug the black leads into the small gold prongs on either side of the effort belt buckles.
  • Put the other end of these wires into the PDX device with corresponding icon. Do not mix up the chest and waist wires.

diagram

4. Connect The Cannula

  • 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.
  • Screw the cannula into the top of the PDX, turning clockwise to secure.

diagram

5. Connect the Finger Probe

  • Place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or 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.
  • Connect the finger probe wire into to Device in the Sp02 port
  • The connector from the finger probe slides onto the belt to stop it getting tangled.

finger probediagram

6. Connect the Leg Monitors

  • Pull the protected backing off the electrode pad and place the gel material against the skin where you have been shown at your appointment.
  • Put the tape that is provided across the wires of your leg leads to prevent them falling off.
  • Here is a diagram of where to place the leads.

padsleg yolk

Leg Yolk

  • The leg electrodes should already be connected to the yellow leg yolk, 2 electrodes in port EMG1 & 2 electrodes in port EMG2.
  • EMG1 goes to one leg; EMG2 goes to the other leg, right or left does not matter.
  • The yellow cable connects to the PDX device into the EXG yellow port.
  • Tuck or tape the leg yolk to the chest band to stop it getting tangled.
  • You can wear pyjama bottoms over the electrodes to help keep them in place.

Once everything is in place the device & you should look like this.

diagram

correctly set up device

  1. Set up Complete
  • All the sensors on the screen should have stopped flashing, if they continue to flash, the sensor is not connected properly, recheck and adjust.
  • Close the PDX device, on the top of the device the light should turn from amber to green.
  • The green light will disappear quickly but the device will still be running.
  1. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.
  2. 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 light flashing, open the PDX device and view on the screen which sensor is flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it stops flashing, close the device and continue with the study.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study as 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; please be careful with the wires on either side of the belt buckles.
  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button for 3 seconds.
  • Throw the cannula and tape away.
  • Return the device, the finger probe, leg yolk and the belts back to the bag.
  • Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE PDX & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.

If there is a problem please call the relevant helpline numbers

Royal Stoke Helpline : 01782 675470

Email : sleephelplineemail@uhnm.nhs.uk

Or

County Helpline : 01785 887672

Email : sleephelplineemailCO@uhnm.nhs.uk

PDX 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.
  • The majority of the sensors should already be connected for you.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Be aware we need at least 4 hours for a study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belts
  • Clip the chest band together, the recording device & cradle will be in the middle of the chest. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Clip the abdomen band together. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Both belts should be snuggly fitted but not uncomfortable. Adjust them accordingly.
  1. Turn the PDX On.
  • On the top of the device slide the catch to your right, the screen will open.
  • Press the power button and wait until the person appears on the screen, the signals will flash for a short period showing where all the sensors need to be placed.
  1. Connect Effort Sensors
  • Plug the black leads into the small gold prongs on either side of the effort belt buckles.
  • Put the other end of these wires into the corresponding icon. Do not mix up the chest and abdomen wires.

diagram

4. Connecting the CPAP to the Sleep Study Device

  • Loop 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.

   5. Connect the Finger Probe

  • Place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or 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.
  • Connect the finger probe wire into to PDX Device in the Sp02 port
  • The connector from the finger probe slides onto the belt to stop it getting tangled.

finger probefinger probe

Once everything is in place the device & you should look like this:

diagramcorrectly set up device

  1. Set up Complete
  • All the sensors on the screen should have stopped flashing, if they continue to flash, the sensor is not connected properly, recheck and adjust.
  • Close the PDX device up, on the top of the device the light should turn from amber to green.
  • The green light will disappear quickly but the device will still be running.
  1. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.
  2. If you need the toilet during the night, leave the device running but remove the finger probe to wash your hands.

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 light flashing, open the PDX device and view on the screen which sensor is flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it stops flashing, close the device and continue with the study.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study as 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; please be careful with the wires on either side of the belt buckles.
  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button for 3 seconds.
  • Return the device, the finger probe and the belts back to the bag.
  • Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE PDX & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.

PDX with Leg Monitors 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.
  • The majority of the sensors should already be connected for you.
  • Please do not smoke while wearing the equipment.
  • Please take you medication as usual, unless instructed to do so.
  • Be aware we need at least 4 hours for a study to be valid.

Set Up

  1. Connect the Belts
  • Clip the chest band together, the recording device & cradle will clip in the middle of the chest. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • Clip the abdomen band together. Ensure the belt is not twisted.
  • They should be snuggly fitted but not uncomfortable. Adjust the belts accordingly.
  1. Turn The PDX On.
  • On the top of the device slide the catch to your right, the screen will open
  • Press power button and wait until the person appears on the screen, the signals will flash for a short period showing where all the sensors need to be placed.
  1. Connect Effort Sensors
  • Plug the black leads into the small gold prongs on either side of the effort belt buckles.
  • Put the other end of these wires into the PDX device with corresponding icon. Do not mix up the chest and waist wires.

diagram

4. Connecting the CPAP to the Sleep Study Devcie

  • 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.

5. Connect the Finger Probe

  • Place the finger probe onto any finger (the finger nail should not have nail varnish or 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.
  • Connect the finger probe wire into to Device in the Sp02 port
  • The connector from the finger probe slides onto the belt to stop it getting tangled.

finger probefinger probe

4. Connect the Leg Monitors

  • Pull the protected backing off the electrode pad and place the gel material against the skin where you have been shown at your appointment.
  • Put the tape that is provided across the wires of your leg leads to prevent them falling off.
  • Here is a diagram of where to place the leads.

padsleg yolk

Leg Yolk

  • The leg electrodes should already be connected to the yellow leg yolk, 2 electrodes in port EMG1 & 2 electrodes in port EMG2.
  • EMG1 goes to one leg; EMG2 goes to the other leg, right or left does not matter.
  • The yellow cable connects to the PDX device into the EXG yellow port.
  • Tuck or tape the leg yolk to the chest band to stop it getting tangled.
  • You can wear pyjama bottoms over the electrodes to help keep them in place.

Once everything is in place the device & you should look like this:

diagram

correctly set up device

  1. Set up Complete
  • All the sensors on the screen should have stopped flashing, if they continue to flash, the sensor is not connected properly, recheck and adjust.
  • Close the PDX device, on the top of the device the light should turn from amber to green.
  • The green light will disappear quickly but the device will still be running.
  1. Go to bed – Please sleep in you natural sleeping position.
  2. 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 light flashing, open the PDX device and view on the screen which sensor is flashing, adjust the sensor that is indicated until it stops flashing, close the device and continue with the study.

If you have adjusted the sensor to the best of your ability and it continues to flash please continue with the study as 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; please be careful with the wires on either side of the belt buckles.
  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button for 3 seconds.
  • Return the device, the finger probe, leg yolk and the belts back to the bag.
  • Complete all paperwork and questionnaires.

RETURN THE PDX & QUESTIONNAIRES AS ARRANGED.

If there is a problem please call the relevant helpline numbers

Royal Stoke Helpline : 01782 675470

Email : sleephelplineemail@uhnm.nhs.uk

Or

County Helpline : 01785 887672

Email : sleephelplineemailCO@uhnm.nhs.uk