Course Chair: Timothy Ruse, RPSGT; Georgetown University Hospital; Washington, DC
AAST CEC Credits: 14.00
This course is a must-attend event for sleep technologists who want to be at the forefront of their profession. During this two-day course, an expert faculty will discuss options for the evaluation and treatment of sleep related breathing disorders beyond polysomnography and CPAP. Lectures will focus on emerging technologies and how they can be used with various patient populations.
Sleep technologists seeking to update their knowledge related to emerging technologies used to evaluate and treat sleep related breathing disorders.
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
- Describe basic respiratory physiology and gas exchange;
- Explain indications and limitations for use of ASV, autotitration and AVAPS;
- Discuss basics of mechanical ventilation
- Identify the sleep technologists' role in, and best practices for, use of SV and auto-titrating PAP delivery modalities;
- Review best practices for the identification of inpatient use of CPAP;
- Identify emerging technologies used in sleep evaluation and research such as cardiopulmonary coupling, pulse transit times and pulse arterial tonometry measure; and
- Identify emerging treatment methods for sleep related breathing disorders such as nasal expiratory resistance devices and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
The American Association of Sleep Technologists has approved the AAST Advances in Sleep Technology course for 14.00 continuing education credits (CECs); an application has been submitted to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) contact hours for respiratory therapists.
All participants requesting AAST CECs or AARC CRCE credits must return the credit claim form included with the registration materials to the AAST information desk upon completion of the course. An AAST representative will be available to address any questions or concerns during the course. Credit letters will be emailed by the AAST approximately four to six weeks following the course.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine serves as the management company for the AAST; however, the AASM does not have any influence on the content or faculty selected for this course.