AAST members can earn 2.00 CECs per month by viewing free educational presentations geared towards sleep technologists and sleep center managers. Access this page using your login to view the newest Case of the Month and Journal Club Online Learning Modules free of charge as a benefit of AAST membership. Each module must be completed by the end of the month to claim CECs for the activity. New Case of the Month and Journal Club modules will be available on the first of every month.
Case of the Month
Free for members until 3/31/2015 11:59 PM
The AAST continues the “Case of the Month” educational program with a diagnostic study. The patient has sleep related breathing events that are more prominent in the supine position and are associated with severe oxygen desaturation when the patient enters stage R sleep. The relative contributions of position and sleep stage are discussed. A differential diagnosis is presented, and treatment options are considered. The case illustrates the importance of considering medical comorbidities in the evaluation of patients with sleep apnea.
Discussion of two recent papers by Masa et al. evaluating the use of single channel nasal pressure home sleep testing for the diagnosis and treatment decisions for OSA. Recent changes in the recommendations for evaluation of pilots and truck drivers are also discussed.
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