The ResMed Apnea Link Plus with Respiratory Effort, Airflow, and Pulse-Oximetry
Apnea Link Plus testing device which meets guidelines for Type III devices (Home Sleep Testing billing codes: 95806 or G0399).
This Type III device records 4 channels from 3 non-invasive sensors which measure respiratory effort, airflow, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation.
The addition of respiratory effort, to this latest version of the Apnea Link, allows differentiation between Central and Obstructive Apnea events.
Apnea Link Plus combines simplicity, reliability and advanced data processing software and support from ResMed, the gold standard in sleep therapy devices.
- The device records airflow and snoring using a nasal pressure cannula.
- Respiratory effort is measured with a pneumatic sensor attached to a simple-to-adjust velcro belt.
- A slip-on finger pulse sensor provides two additional channels of information — pulse and oxygen saturation.
The three sensors connect directly to a “little blue box” with a single on/off button and a light to confirm when it’s working. o a success rate greater than 95%, which is well above the industry standard.
Apnea Link Plus Records the following signals:
- Breathing sounds
- Respiratory flow
- Blood oxygen saturation
- Pulse rate
- Respiratory Effort
- Battery voltage
- Sensitivity 100%, specificity 87.5% at AHI of 10 (Wang Y et al. Pneumologie 2003)