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The latest on all issues affecting sleep technologists, including trends, insights, tips and more.

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meeting etiquette | virtual meetings

Virtual Meeting Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts

By: Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
February 25th, 2021

It would be fair to say that this year, 2020, has been more than unique. It started out much like any other new year, full of hope and promise, only to be redirected by the Coronavirus. Decisions had to be made, and made quickly, about how to continue operations where possible. Business as usual was no longer…usual.

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, February 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 19th, 2021

Pediatric Sleep Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing pediatric sleep news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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Multilevel Upper Airway Surgery for OSA

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
February 18th, 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the intermittent obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. OSA can result from a nasal obstruction, oropharyngeal obstruction, hypopharyngeal obstruction or obstruction in a combination of these areas. The most common treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in which lightly pressurized air is blown into the airway by way of a mask that covers the nose or nose and mouth. The force of the air pressure pushes against upper airway tissues to maintain an open airway.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 16, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 16th, 2021

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Recent Insomnia News, February 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 12th, 2021

Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing insomnia news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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OSA | Stroke

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke

By: Monica Roselli
February 11th, 2021

Ischemic stroke (or acute stroke) is the second leading cause of long-term disability. Many who suffer from ischemic stroke also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Currently, ischemic stroke treatment therapies have a very limited therapeutic window and are not widely applicable to most patients. The treatment of OSA in patients with acute ischemic stroke is now being looked to as a novel, therapeutic approach to preventing stroke.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 9, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 9th, 2021

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Winter 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 5th, 2021

Circadian Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing circadian rhythm news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in  our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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AI | sleep scoring | frontline clinicians

Collaboration between Technologist and Technology: How AI Sleep Scoring Solutions are Aiding Frontline Clinicians

By: Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH
February 4th, 2021

Artificial intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry and every human being. From freight/logistics to banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), to cybersecurity and even marketing, many industries will be impacted by AI, with healthcare at the forefront. Per HealthTech Magazine, “There are numerous applications of AI on the market today...that can improve patient care and potentially save lives.” One such solution in the healthcare space is in the world of sleep study analysis.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 2, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 2nd, 2021

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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