David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST, has been a respiratory therapist since 1994. His research focuses on sleep-related treatments and side effects, as well as infection control processes in a sleep facility. He has served as the chair of the AAST Educational Products Committee, on the CEC Accreditation Committee and as an elected AAST Director-at-Large where he served as liaison to the Educational Products Committee and the Program Committee. Besides his passion for sleep medicine and sleep disorders, Wolfe has two kids who he jokes “have bad sleep habits.”
So, maybe you’re presently learning about electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. Or, last week you were reading about a new treatment for sleep apnea. Tomorrow, you may read a sleep-related scientific article that you understand completely. Without realizing it, the anatomy and physiology you have learned, up until now, formally or informally, helps you to understand these topics.
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