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

Yoona Ha

Yoona Ha is the content manager for the American Association of Sleep Technologists.

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Quiz: How Ready Are You For The RPSGT or RST Exam?

By: Yoona Ha
August 26th, 2016

For those of you preparing to take the RPSGT or RST exam, here is your chance!

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Fun in Cleveland (While You're At The AAST Technologist Fundamentals Course)

By: Yoona Ha
August 25th, 2016

Here's what you should do while you're at the AAST Technologist Fundamentals Course

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Sleep Disorders

4 Great Ways To Prepare For The RPSGT or RST Exam

By: Yoona Ha
August 24th, 2016

Think you have what it takes to prepare for the RPSGT exam? Whether you're a new sleep technologist starting out or a sleep technologist who has been practicing for years, the reality is that taking or re-taking the RPSGT or RST credentialing exam may be in your near future.  That being said, you may be thinking 'Where do I even begin?' The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities that the AAST offers that can help you perform your best on the RPSGT or RST exam.  The BRPT also offers study tips for the RPSGT exam, and the content outline for the RST exam along with a suggested reading list are also available for RST exam candidates.  In addition the AAST offers many opportunities for those preparing for a credentialing exam.  We list some of them below:

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Terrence Malloy's Talk on Preparing for and Taking the Examination

By: Yoona Ha
August 19th, 2016

Meet our speaker Terrence Malloy, RST, RPSGT Get to know Terrence, RST, RPSGT Terrence began training in sleep in 1986, in Milwaukee, WI, under the direction of Robert Pamenter.  He continued to work and train at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University Hospital. He has had his RPSGT credential since 1990 and from 1998-2014,  was the lead instructor at the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology. Terrence has also served on the Board of GASP (Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals) and is the recipient of the AAST's Dr. Sharon Keenan Award for Excellence in Education.  Today, Terrence has returned to  work in his hometown of Milwaukee, WI and works in a sleep center at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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

By: Yoona Ha
August 18th, 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 a Director-at Large for the AAST.

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Laura Linley's Talk on Artifact Recognition and Troubleshooting

By: Yoona Ha
August 17th, 2016

Meet our Fall Course speaker Laura Linley Get to know Laura, Co-Founder/VP of Clinical Operations at Advanced Sleep Management, LLC Laura has worked in healthcare since 1982 and specifically in sleep medicine since 1989.  She has worked in a clinical setting, as an educator of sleep technology and administrator of sleep centers.  Presently she works with Advanced Sleep Management as VP of Clinical Services. 

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Jon Atkinson's Talk On Cardiac Events

By: Yoona Ha
August 16th, 2016

Meet our speaker and AAST Past President Jon Atkinson, BS, RPSGT Get to know Jon, BS, RPSGT

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Byron Jamerson's Talk On Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

By: Yoona Ha
August 15th, 2016

Meet our Fall Course speaker Byron Jamerson   Get to know Byron, RPSGT, RST, CCSH 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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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Robert Pamenter's Talk On Calculations

By: Yoona Ha
August 12th, 2016

Meet our Fall Course speaker Robert Pamenter Get to know Robert, MS, RPSGT, RST Robert Pamenter, MS, RPSGT, RST has been in sleep medicine since 1983 beginning in the Milwaukee area after attending Stanford University’s technologist training summer school.  He began a consulting firm in 1986 and helped found and develop many sleep centers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and a smattering of other places around the country.  He has been dedicated to the education of technologists, physicians and the public in sleep medicine and technology. 

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Join Us At The AAST Fall Course For Terrence Malloy's Talk On Interpreting Hypnograms

By: Yoona Ha
August 11th, 2016

Photo Courtesy of Hypnagogia

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