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Sleep Lab


Department of Medicine
Sleep Lab
Second Floor, Room 2550
1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Business hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sleep studies are conducted Monday-Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact information – (719) 524-0026/0027

Directions
Driving Directions: Your study will take place at the Evans Army Community Hospital Sleep Lab, located on the 2nd floor of 1650 Cochrane Circle, Fort Carson (Bldg 7500), Colorado, 80913. There are three primary routes to use to arrive to the hospital.

WEST GATE #1: you’ll arrive to Fort Carson via Highway 115 and enter thru the main gate: Gate #1. Once you’re thru the gate you’ll be on Nelson Boulevard. You’ll enter the roundabout and immediately exit to the right going south unto Harr Avenue. Remain on Harr Avenue until you arrive to Evans Army Community Hospital, which is at the end of Harr Avenue.

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WEST GATE #5: you’ll arrive to Fort Carson via Highway 115 and enter thru gate #5. Once you’re thru the gate you’ll drive approximately 1 mile on Titus Boulevard and enter the hospital parking lot on the right. Gate #5 closes promptly at 2100 hrs.

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EAST GATE #20: you’ll arrive to Fort Carson via Highway 25 and enter thru gate #20. Once you’re thru the gate you’ll drive several miles (going northwest) on McGrath Boulevard. Drive until you come to the 3rd traffic light, which will be Titus Boulevard. Turn left (west) onto Titus Boulevard and remain on Titus Boulevard until you see the hospital on your left. Turn left into the main entrance. This will be the second entrance on your left.
You will need to enter the hospital through the West entrance/Mountain side. Once you enter through the turn-style doors you will walk straight down the hall to the third spiral stairwell to elevator A (near the laboratory). You may take either the elevator or the stairs to the 2nd floor. Once you’re on the 2nd floor landing, walk straight ahead across the “Cat Walk.” Follow the “SLEEP LAB” signs. You’ll see the “Sleep Lab” sign overhead; make an immediate left, then right – go through the single brown door, turn left again, right and then right one last time. Once you’ve made the last right, the Sleep Lab door is on your right. It is a single dark brown door. You will be greeted by your sleep tech.

About
The Sleep Lab is a 4-bed lab that conducts sleep studies six, sometimes seven, nights a week on Monday thru Saturday.

Primary services 
• Sleep Medicine consults (by referral)
• Sleep lab overnight studies (by referral):
Baseline sleep study
Split night sleep study
Full night titration sleep study
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

Sleep apnea group, conducted on Wednesday mornings, for our moderate to severe sleep apnea patients that will be followed up with the physician in his CPAP clinic that is conducted every other Tuesday morning.

Who can be seen here?
Active Duty military. Possible exceptions for Tricare Prime patients. We do not conduct pediatric sleep studies.

Walk-in Services
• CPAP clinic, CPAP/mask desensitization
• PAP data download (for Respironics, Resmed and Fisher & Paykel machines)
• Actigraphy

Commonly asked Questions and Answers
Do I have to be in uniform? No

Do I get my results of my sleep study from the Sleep lab? No. The referring provider or your PCM will go over the test results.

Do I get my CPAP equipment from the Sleep lab? No. The provider submits a referral for the CPAP equipment. The referral will go to a company, in network, which will contact the individual to get the equipment to them.

Other information important or critical for patients to know

Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully for important information regarding the overnight sleep study.
a. Arrive 15 minutes prior as you may have to complete some paper work.
b. Ensure your scalp is clean, dry and free of greasy oils and other styling products.
c. No caffeine or alcohol after 12:00hrs on the day of your sleep study.
d. Eat dinner before arriving to the sleep lab. (Preferably 1 - 2 hrs before)
e. You may bring a snack and a non-alcoholic/non-caffeinated drink if desired.
f. Bring or take medications per your normal routine. “NOTE” If you are on sleep medications, DO NOT take them, however please bring them with you.
g. Bring appropriate comfortable clothing for you to sleep in (i.e. pajamas, shorts and t-shirt).
h. For your comfort you may bring your own pillow.
i. Bring toiletries. There are two full bathrooms for patients. Towels and washcloths are provided.
j. You may be accompanied to your sleep study by no more than two persons. Your accompanying party must leave when your study begins.
k. There are no security boxes available anywhere in the facility. You are advised to leave your valuables at home.
l. Cell phones and pagers will be turned off during the entire study so as not to disrupt the sleep study or interfere with the audio/video taping of the test (there are a few exceptions). Please refrain from bringing in any electronic devices (i.e. laptops, IPODs, etc.).
m. A fan is available upon request.
n. Lights out NLT 2300 hrs.

What to expect
a. Your sleep study will be finished NLT 0700 hrs. If you have a need to be up at a specific time, let the sleep technician know.
b. Results of your sleep study will be available to your referring provider approximately 2 weeks after your study. Depending on the results of your sleep study, you may be called back for a repeat study to obtain additional diagnostic or therapeutic information.




 

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Last Modified 2 May, 2016