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Free CEC Opportunity from The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and the AAST

By: Rita Brooks
February 23rd, 2017

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Free CEC - Increasing Sleep Technologist Proficiency in the Diagnostic Process of Narcolepsy

By: Rita Brooks
December 11th, 2016

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Don't Miss This Sleep Technologist Fundamentals Course In Cleveland

By: Rita Brooks
September 23rd, 2016

This sleep technologist course is perfect for brushing up on the fundamentals or preparing for a credentialing exam! Registration for the AAST's 2016 Fall Course, The Sleep Technologist Fundamentals Course is open.  Early-bird registrations rates have been extended - register now! During this two-day course (10/7/16 - 10/8/2016)  an expert faculty will present a comprehensive review of the basics of polysomnography, including a review of sleep stages and sleep related events, recording procedures and instrumentation, appropriate therapeutic interventions, and strategies for exam success.

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Laree Fordyce's Presentations

By: Rita Brooks
September 22nd, 2016

Thoughts on our course from our speaker Laree Fordyce, RST, RPSGT, CCRP Get to know Laree, RST, RPSGT, CCRP Laree is passionate about Sleep Education. She is the President and Technical Director of Sound Sleep Solutions. As Program Director for the Sound Sleep Solutions BRPT STAR Program, she teaches internationally for Maple Respiratory Group in both Colombia and China.

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Elise Maher's Talk on Documentation

By: Rita Brooks
September 21st, 2016

Meet our speaker Elise Maher, RPSGT Get to know Elise, RPSGT Elise Maher is a Clinical Education Specialist for Persante Healthcare in Massachusetts.  She has been an ASTEP program director and instructor, and wrote the chapter on Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, Second Edition textbook, as well as a chapter on Artifacts and Troubleshooting in Sleep Medicine Clinics.  Elise serves on the communications workgroup of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, and also participated in the adult sleep duration consensus conference.  She is also a Director-at Large for the AAST.

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Byron Jameson's Talk On Instrumentation

By: Rita Brooks
September 19th, 2016

Get to know our Fall Course speaker Byron Jamerson   Byron became a sleep technologist in 1986 and has worked in the field for 30 years.  He has a special interest in education and strives to break down technical topics to common language to promote understanding.  His past experience includes working as a technologist and/or sleep center manager at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Flowers Hospital, and North Alabama Medical Center – all located in Alabama. 

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Events | Sleep Technologist Advice

How is The Role of The Sleep Technologist Changing?

By: Rita Brooks
February 17th, 2016

 

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The Role of a Sleep Technologist

By: Rita Brooks
December 3rd, 2015

 

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Important Changes in the AASM Scoring Manual

By: Rita Brooks
September 9th, 2015

Updates to the AASM Scoring Manual highlights the significant changes made in sleep medicine Did you know that the newest version (2.2) of the AASM Scoring Manual published on July 1 addresses HSAT for the first time? And don't forget that all AASM accredited sleep facilities and HSAT programs are required to implement the new rules in Version 2.2 by October 1, 2015.  Here are some new updates you need to keep in mind.

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Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Technologist Advice

What’s NEW in the AASM Scoring Manual? How do the new rules affect me?

By: Rita Brooks
August 14th, 2015

Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) scoring rules for adults and sleep staging rules for infants 0 to 2 months post term represent significant changes The newest version (2.2) of the AASM Scoring Manual published on July 1 addresses HSAT for the first time.

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