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By: Kevin Asp on December 7th, 2015

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Fall Course Learning Module on The Physiology of Sleep Is Now Available

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What every sleep technologist should know about the physiology of sleep in one learning module

Sleep has a large impact on the respiratory system, and vice versa. Ventilation (entry and exit of air into the lungs) and respiration (transportation of oxygen into circulation in the lungs, and of carbon dioxide in the opposite direction) both change while a person sleeps.

Learn more about how sleep affects our respiratory system by viewing this comprehensive lecture by David Glowark, RRT, senior clinical sales trainer at PHILIPS Respironics.

In this module, Mr. Glowark discusses the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. He provides a simple yet comprehensive review of the upper airway, lungs and breathing during sleep.

This provides a basis for understanding the tests that are used to evaluate lung function as well as the pathophysiology of sleep apnea.

More about the course presenter

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Mr. Glowark has been in the sleep industry since 1989, and an RRT since 1994. Mr. Glowark received his training in sleep medicine and technology at the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine.  

Mr. Glowark's lecture on respiratory system function provides 1 CEC and is available for a discounted price for members in the AAST Online Learning Center here.

Watch a preview of the talk here!

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

Click on the image below to join the largest professional community of sleep technologists!

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