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

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4 AAST Courses You Can’t Miss This Fall

By: AAST Editor
September 19th, 2019

Fall marks the beginning of another year’s end. Why not finish 2019 on a positive note by cultivating new professional skills? With a long history of helping sleep-care professionals navigate the field, AAST offers a variety of products to help get the job done. These top-notch courses can help you expand your knowledge or brush up on skills for kicking off 2020 just right.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 17, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 17th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

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Recent Sleep Apnea News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 13th, 2019

Sleep Apnea Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing sleep breathing disorder news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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Active Shooter Training in the Sleep Lab

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT
September 12th, 2019

With all the shootings and violence in our world, it was inevitable that hospitals had to begin offering active shooter training to their staff. We now have not only a code for violent or aggressive behavior in the hospital—sometimes known as a code grey (code grey, stay away)—but now we have a special code for someone brandishing a weapon, sometimes known as code silver. 

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 10, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 10th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Bridging the Gap between the Sleep Lab & DME – A Sleep Educator’s Role

By: Cheryl Memmini RRT, RPSGT, CCSH
September 5th, 2019

Having been in health care for nearly 35 years now, I feel like I have worked all aspects of patient care. I did bedside care for patients as a respiratory therapist, and overnight sleep studies/daytime studies/scoring as an RPSGT. I have set patients up on PAP therapy and resolved their problems with therapy as a durable medical equipment (DME) clinician.

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The Economic and Social Costs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By: AAST Editor
August 29th, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can severely affect your sleep and your health, but do you know the toll it can take on society?

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 27, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 27th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education. WYWS will be taking time off over next week's holiday and will return with the latest sleep news on Tuesday, September 10. 

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Add Another Dimension to Your Sleep Knowledge with AAST’s CCSH Workshop

By: AAST Editor
August 22nd, 2019

This year, AAST is offering a CCSH workshop on Sept. 6 before the 2019 Annual Conference. This program is designed for advanced level health professionals and educators who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care, improve outcomes and educate the community of the importance of good sleep health. At the end of this workshop, and upon completion of an online exam, RPSGT credential holders who have recertified at least once will quality to sit for the CCSH credential examination through BRPT’s newly created pathway.

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Sleep Centers Using Lean Concepts

By: AAST Editor
August 21st, 2019

Lean manufacturing originated in Japan, where Toyota developed the Toyota Production System as a way to organize its manufacturing and logistics. Since then, many other organizations have adopted the Toyota Way, including sleep centers. While those who work in sleep centers aren’t making cars, the concepts are applicable and useful.

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