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By: Kevin Asp on January 20th, 2016

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Fall Course Learning Module on Medical Disorders Affecting Respiratory Rhythm or Pattern is Now Available!

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What every sleep technologist should know about medical disorders that affect our respiratory rhythm or pattern

There are many medical disorders sleep technologists should be aware of when it comes to patients who have irregular respiratory rhythm patterns. 

Learn more about the medical disorders that affect our respiratory rhythm or pattern by viewing this comprehensive lecture by Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver and at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

In this learning module, Dr. Lee-Chiong describes the rationale for the development of adaptive or auto servo ventilation and reviews diagnosis for which treatment with ASV is appropriate. He discusses the pathophysiology of these disorders and assesses the efficacy of the devices. The results of the SERVE-HF study are presented and contrasted with the available literature and studies in progress. An appreciation of the methodology and explanation of the statistical analysis is provided.

More about the course presenter


Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD joined Philips Respironics as its Chief Medical Liaison in 2011. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. In addition, he developed and serves as the consulting editor of Sleep Medicine Clinics, and is a member of the editorial board and reviewer of several medical journals and publications.

He served as the Chair of the Nosology Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), vice-chair of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS) Program Committee, since 2009, and Chair of both the Sleep Medicine NetWork and Sleep Institute Steering Committees of the American College of Chest Medicine (ACCP). He also has served on the Council of Governors for the ACCP.

He has more than 170 publications, has given more than 400 presentations in the United States and internationally, and has participated in more than 30 research projects.

Dr. Lee-Chiong completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Yale, and his post-fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at Dartmouth. 

He is the recipient of the 2012 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Excellence in Education Award. This award is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the teaching of sleep medicine. The award serves to recognize and honor dedicated individuals who have skillfully taught and enhanced the knowledge of professional and lay people in the areas of sleep and sleep medicine

Dr. Lee-Chiong's lecture on medical disorders affecting respiratory rhythm provides 1 CEC and is available at a discounted price for members in the AAST Online Learning Center here.

Enjoy discounts on fall course learning modules and more by becoming a member or renewing your AAST membership today!

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