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

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COVID-19 | healthcare

Sleep Technologist Designs “Ear Savers” to Help Ease Pain of Masks for Healthcare Workers

By: AAST Coordinator
May 21st, 2020

Krystal Rowan, RPSGT, was on Facebook when she saw a post from a friend. She called them “ear savers,” devices designed on a Cricut machine to secure the loopholes of a PPE mask behind the head as opposed to behind the ears. Rowan, who also had a Cricut, jumped into action.

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Trouble Wearing CPAP? (Common Problems, Causes and Solutions)

By: AAST Coordinator
May 4th, 2020

Negative CPAP side effects can cause patients a lot of stress. From dry mouth and headaches, to claustrophobia and sore nose, for many patients the cons of treatment can outweigh CPAP benefits. Inadequate patient education can lead to non-compliance, but sleep technologists can help their patients realize there are few effective alternatives to CPAP for sleep apnea.

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AAST CCSH Workshop

Save the Date: AAST 2020 CCSH Workshop

Designed for health professionals who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and other healthcare practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care and improve outcomes

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Five Reflections from the 39th AAST Annual Meeting

By: AAST Coordinator
June 26th, 2017

Five Reflections from the AAST Annual Meeting

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STAW Participants & Winners - Thank You !

By: AAST Coordinator
November 28th, 2016

 

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STAW Activity: Sponsored Meal and Employee Awards Event

By: AAST Coordinator
November 5th, 2016

End STAW Week 2016 by sponsoring a meal for your technologists. 

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STAW Activity: Patient Satisfaction Collage

By: AAST Coordinator
November 4th, 2016

Did you know employees with high job satisfaction are generally more productive, engaged and loyal to their companies? 

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STAW Activity:  Food for Thought

By: AAST Coordinator
November 3rd, 2016

Collaboration and innovation are the themes for today’s activities.  Introduce an Innovative Ideas Box where technologists can offer their input into how to improve services in your facility. 

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Sleep Technology Trends | Events

Now Available, 2016 Fall Course Presentations!

By: AAST Coordinator
November 2nd, 2016

 

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STAW Activity: Policy and Procedures Quiz

By: AAST Coordinator
November 2nd, 2016

How savvy are you when it comes to policy and procedures? 

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STAW Activity: Brain Teaser

By: AAST Coordinator
November 1st, 2016

Do you enjoy brain teasers?  Have fun testing your technologist’s knowledge with brain teasers. 

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