The AAST, the leader in sleep technology education, has developed a new learning opportunity - Case of the Month - a series of online learning modules addressing a variety of issues affecting the sleep technologist. Each month a new module will give you the opportunity to review a case dealing with topics such as proper and improper titration, difficult decisions associated with split-night studies, and normal sleep study variants. Tips on scoring and reporting will be provided with each presentation.
The April - Case of the Month addresses a patient with 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. This case illustrates the importance of considering medical comorbidities in the evaluation of patients with sleep apnea. The April - Case of the Month learning module will be available next week for you to purchase 30-day access and earn 1.0 CEC.
The March - Case of the Month deals with a split-night study. The narrated presentation focuses on preparation of the patient, the decision to split and appropriate titration. Samples from the sleep study are reviewed in detail, and the rationale for increases in pressure is explained. The actions of the technologist are critiqued in accordance with practice parameters and clinical guidelines. To purchase 30-day access to the March - Case of the Month learning module and earn 1.0 CEC visit the AAST website today!
Do you have an interesting case that would make a good subject for a future Case of the Month? Submit your idea to OnlineLearning@aastweb.org.