Is there a time limit to when the monitor can be set-up? Can it be set-up before the visit?
It can be set-up prior to the visit e.g. batteries inserted, time settings checked, any previous recordings deleted. However, the recording should only be started when the subject is in front of you and ready to have the monitor attached. Once the recording has been started, state “This is Subject#, date, start time and visit […]
Does the ACM device capture all conversations/noise?
Yes, but the analysis lab has software and an algorythm that will remove background conversations and only count coughs.
Is there a time restriction related to when the 24-hour cough monitoring period needs to start?
No, the 24-hour period can start at any time of day.