The Use of Non-Invasive Respiratory Volume Monitoring to Assess Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in the Post -Anaesthesia Care Unit

Sleep apnoea and other airway obstructions often worsen following the administration of anaesthesia or narcotics, leading to increased post-operative complications and prolonged length of stay in high acuity settings. Reliable identification and quantification of OSA in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) could markedly improve patient safety. A novel, non-invasive Respiratory Volume Monitor (RVM) has been developed. The RVM can be used to assess apnoea in PACU patients and can provide an alternative to subjective clinical assessment and oximetry to improve respiratory management in the post-operative patient.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.