|Title||Non Positive Airway Pressure PAP therapy for the treatment of respiratory related sleep disorders|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply their knowledge to be competent in the management and delivery of a multi-disciplinary sleep-disordered breathing service within scope of practice of Consultant Clinical Scientist.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their knowledge with respect to the:
- treatments available (both as an alternative to and addition to PAP therapy) for the treatment of respiratory related sleep disorders including:
- Sleep Hygiene.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- Lifestyle changes.
- Bariatric surgery.
- Intra-oral Devices.
- Maxillo-facial surgery.
- ENT surgery.
- Nasal septoplasty
- the advantages and limitations of non-PAP therapies for the treatment of respiratory related sleep disorders.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients, relevant clinicians, patients and the public and other healthcare professionals and will:
- create the patient pathway with regular review, management and follow-up
- communicate with patients and families on diagnosis and implications of a range of respiratory-related sleep disorders
- advise on additional treatments and provide education on the advantages and limitations of non-PAP treatments for sleep-disordered breathing.
- advise on the best course of treatment, including communication and liaison with other clinical teams such as Ear, Nose and Throat, Maxillofacial Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrine, Bariatric surgery.
- demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a range of sleep disordered breathing conditions.communicate with patients and families on diagnosis and implications of a range of respiratory-related sleep disorders
- reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these areas of practice and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- be concerned with patient confidentiality at all times.
- be enthusiastic in continuous improvement of therapeutic services, with particular reference to auditing practice, evidence based practice, new and improved technologies.
- appreciate the complex history patients with sleep disordered breathing may have and make a holistic approach to treatment.