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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.