<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1717549828521399&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Sleep Technology

AAST Blog

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

Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT

Blog Feature

safety

Active Shooter Training in the Sleep Lab

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT
September 12th, 2019

With all the shootings and violence in our world, it was inevitable that hospitals had to begin offering active shooter training to their staff. We now have not only a code for violent or aggressive behavior in the hospital—sometimes known as a code grey (code grey, stay away)—but now we have a special code for someone brandishing a weapon, sometimes known as code silver. 

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Disorders | narcolepsy | insomnia

Support Groups in Sleep Disorders Medicine

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT
August 1st, 2019

Starting a support group for your patients can be very rewarding. They can be beneficial for the community and for the sleep center as a way to market the program. There are many different types of support groups — OSA, RLS, insomnia and narcolepsy being a few.

Read More

Share

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

Blog Feature

The Value of AAST Membership: A Historical Perspective

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT
November 8th, 2017

When I started in this field over 30 years ago, I was very young, and knew that I wanted to make sleep technology my career. I was getting my degree in Psychology at Sacramento State, and decided to take a tour of the Stanford Sleep Lab. I figured, if you are going to get information and network, why not start from the top, so I met with Sharon Keenan, who was the current President of APT (Association of Polysomnographic Technologists, now known as AAST). She was so kind and open to me asking all kinds of career questions! She recommended I go to a sleep lab in Sacramento, and take a tour, which I did, and that was my first job as a sleep technologist.

Read More

Share