A2Zzz General Information
About A 2Zzz
A 2Zzz is published quarterly and is the official publication of the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST). A2Zzz began in 1978 as Sleepwatchers before changing names to The Journal of Polysomnographic Technology and then to A2Zzz. The publication presents educational information for the professional development of sleep technologists and sleep technicians who assist in the evaluation and follow-up care of patients with sleep disorders.
AAST members receive a complimentary online subscription to A2Zzz and access to the online archive of A2Zzz issues as a benefit of membership. Online subscriptions are not available to non-members. The AAST no longer provides members or non-members with the option to receive a print subscription.
Write for A2Zzz
Original articles submitted by AAST members and by invited authors will be considered for publication in A2Zzz. Join the A2Zzz writing team and share your expertise and knowledge with your colleagues. To learn more and to get started today, download the Writer’s Guidelines.
A 2Zzz CEC Offering
A registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT™) can read A2Zzz to earn continuing-education credits (CECs) that are required for recertification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. To earn credit carefully read four of the designated CEC articles and complete the AAST CEC Evaluation Form that is included in each issue. You must fax your completed form to the AAST national office, or have it postmarked, by the deadline stated on the form.
A2Zzz CEC Statement of Approval
This activity has been planned and implemented by the AAST board of directors to meet the educational needs of sleep technologists. The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists has approved this activity and designates it for a maximum of 1.5 hours of continuing education. Each technologist should only claim credit for the time that he or she actually spends in the educational activity.
A2Zzz CEC Certificate
A certificate awarding 1.5 AAST CECs will be mailed six to eight weeks after the deadline to participating technologists who successfully complete this activity. It is the responsibility of each technologist to maintain a record of his or her CEC certificates. The AAST also validates AAST CECs as a free benefit for members.
A2Zzz CEC Eligibility
All AAST members and individual A2Zzz subscribers are eligible to participate in the A2Zzz CEC offering.
A 2Zzz CEC Cost
The A2Zzz CEC offering is a free benefit for AAST members.
A 2Zzz CEC Limits
The AAST offers 2.0 AAST CECs for each quarterly issue of A2Zzz. Current guidelines from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists stipulate that you can accumulate no more than 15 CECs over five years for this type of activity.