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

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COVID-19 | redeployment | frontlines

Redeployment from the Frontline: One Sleep Technologist’s Experience During COVID-19

By: Kate Jacobson
July 30th, 2020

Sleep technologists from across the world have been redeployed in the face of COVID-19. They’ve been called on to help COVID-19 patients, to test those coming in and out of the hospital and to help disperse personal protective equipment (PPE) to other departments. For Eduardo Hernandez, BSRC, RPSGT, CCSH who works at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, the experience really opened his eyes to how valuable sleep technologists are during a crisis such as this.

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NREM sleep | REM sleep

Stages of Sleep: NREM Sleep vs REM Sleep

By: Kate Jacobson
May 1st, 2020

What is a sleep cycle? Most of us know that we have several stages of sleep, but it’s important to have a good understanding of the different stages of sleep and the difference between REM sleep and NREM sleep, as well as the basics of sleep cycles.

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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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Professionalism in the Sleep Field

By: Kate Jacobson
April 16th, 2020

Professionalism can mean many things to many people. For some, the thought of being professional conjures up images of business suits, strong handshakes and important meetings. But for those in the medical field—especially those working in sleep medicine—the idea of professionalism can seem a bit more abstract.

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