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AAST Membership Q&A: Dr. Gerald “Jerry” George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RPSGT

By: AAST Editor
December 11th, 2019

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RPSGT, is a healthcare sales and marketing professional with previous experience working in the clinical aspect of the sleep field. Currently, he serves on AAST’s CEC Accreditation Committee. AAST recently caught up with Mannikarote to discuss his love for AAST and how being a member has benefited his life both personally and professionally.

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How Technology Impacts Care

By: AAST Editor
December 6th, 2019

As medicine advances, the type of care offered to patients changes too. In the sleep lab, technology has improved the way we interact with our patients—allowing us to reach patients from afar—and impacted how we analyze test results. In this edition of Sleep Spindles, AAST board members Laree Fordyce and Michael Eden discuss how patient care is changing for the better and what we can expect on the horizon.

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PAP Titration Guide

Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

Ensure you are achieving an optimal titration.

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AAST Member Q&A: Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST

By: AAST Editor
December 5th, 2019

Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST, is a polysomnography technology program director at Coahoma Community College and currently serves on AAST’s CEC Accreditation Committee. We recently spoke with Davis about her love for AAST and how being a member has been a valuable part of her life.

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AAST Member Q&A: Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

By: AAST Editor
November 21st, 2019

Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, is a certified sleep educator at the St. Charles Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. He currently serves on multiple AAST committees including the Strategic Content Council and Membership Advisory Council.  AAST recently spoke with Duffy about the value of being a member and how being involved with AAST has impacted his career.

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AAST Member Q&A: Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

By: AAST Editor
November 14th, 2019

Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, is a sleep educator at Nox Medical and has over 30 years of experience in the field. He is passionate about education and currently on the AAST CEC Accreditation Committee. AAST recently spoke with Jamerson to discuss his involvement with AAST and how being a member has been a valuable part of his life.

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Sleep Spindles: The Importance of the CCSH

By: AAST Editor
November 1st, 2019

Credentials are a great tool to set yourself apart—especially when it comes to the sleep field. The CCSH is one that many find helpful in their career because of its focus on patients. AAST board members Laree Fordyce and Brendan Duffy discuss why this credential is so important, and what someone who is looking to get it can expect.

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CELEBRATE SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST APPRECIATION WEEK WITH THESE TIPS

By: AAST Editor
October 25th, 2019

This year’s Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week (STAW) will take place October 27 – November 2. Whether you’re looking to thank your favorite sleep technologist or want to appreciate your team members all week long at your sleep center, here are a few ways you can join AAST in celebrating STAW and show your sleep technologists that you care.

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4 AAST Courses You Can’t Miss This Fall

By: AAST Editor
September 19th, 2019

Fall marks the beginning of another year’s end. Why not finish 2019 on a positive note by cultivating new professional skills? With a long history of helping sleep-care professionals navigate the field, AAST offers a variety of products to help get the job done. These top-notch courses can help you expand your knowledge or brush up on skills for kicking off 2020 just right.

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The Economic and Social Costs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By: AAST Editor
August 29th, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can severely affect your sleep and your health, but do you know the toll it can take on society?

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Add Another Dimension to Your Sleep Knowledge with AAST’s CCSH Workshop

By: AAST Editor
August 22nd, 2019

This year, AAST is offering a CCSH workshop on Sept. 6 before the 2019 Annual Conference. This program is designed for advanced level health professionals and educators who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care, improve outcomes and educate the community of the importance of good sleep health. At the end of this workshop, and upon completion of an online exam, RPSGT credential holders who have recertified at least once will quality to sit for the CCSH credential examination through BRPT’s newly created pathway.

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