Pediatric Sleep Labs - what do you use?

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Pediatric Sleep Labs - what do you use?

Postby cmassicotte » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:02 pm

Just a poll, if you could please post which system you currently use and where you are located, it would be much appreciated!

(if you want to add comments about how satisfied/unsatisfied you are that would be great too!)
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Postby somnonaut » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Weill Cornell Medical College Pediatric Sleep Center
Manhattan, NY
Natus XLTEK - dissatisfied
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Sandman

Postby labman2 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:32 am

Sandman.... very good technical staff but since NATUS took over... dissatisfied! 2 new Dell PC's returned as dead in first month of install... new charges for upgrades that were previosuly free before NATUS took over
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Postby stars » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:20 pm

compumedics very good
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Postby cesmith11 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:23 am

Sandman all the way. I work at a very large Childrens hospital and have loved Sandman. It is a very adaptive system, and easy to add things like CO2 monitoring.

The absolute worst system for Pediatrics is Polysmith. The combined cannula and EtCO2 system is extremely large and impossible to keep on smaller kids. And when you can get kid to finally keep it on, the NK EtCO2 does not read well at all. There is also very limited ability to filter respiratory signals, which make scoring aggravating. STAY AWAY from this system if you are running pediatrics.
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Postby izzy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:34 am

Cadwell- good system good service,thanks BillA for all of your hard work.
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Postby labman2 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:26 am

cesmith11 wrote:Sandman all the way. I work at a very large Childrens hospital and have loved Sandman. It is a very adaptive system, and easy to add things like CO2 monitoring.

The absolute worst system for Pediatrics is Polysmith. The combined cannula and EtCO2 system is extremely large and impossible to keep on smaller kids. And when you can get kid to finally keep it on, the NK EtCO2 does not read well at all. There is also very limited ability to filter respiratory signals, which make scoring aggravating. STAY AWAY from this system if you are running pediatrics.


Are you all set up with pediatric staging tags for scoring and staging infants?
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Postby cesmith11 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:31 am

yes. its got all the tags and such for scoring infants, but that doesnt help when it doesnt read the signals well to begin with. The only way we have been able to run it is with the a separate cannula and capnograpraph system that is smaller and easier to fit on the kids under about 8 y/o. The proprietary cannulas and EtCO2 readers that come with it are simply impossible to deal with on smaller kids. They say that they are developing a smaller style for the future, but im not holding my breath.
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Postby somnonaut » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:13 pm

Don't hold your breath...your CO2 will rise.
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Postby SLOW_WAVE775 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:10 pm

Cadwell.....smaller, physician owned lab, Reno,NV. The program is alright, could be better.
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Postby SLOW_WAVE775 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Cadwell.....smaller, physician owned lab, Reno,NV. The program is alright, could be better.
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Postby SLOW_WAVE775 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:12 pm

Twice even
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Postby somnolencia » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:04 pm

Compumedics... Like it... But not great tech support if needed... Greensboro, North Carolina
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Postby poopdeckpappy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:46 pm

somnolencia wrote:Compumedics... Like it... But not great tech support if needed... Greensboro, North Carolina

Do you find the box/amp combo too heavy for kids to lug around? Or for the smaller ones, do the parents just hold it on bathroom trips?
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