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

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 25, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 25th, 2020

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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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Late Summer 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 21st, 2020

Circadian Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing circadian rhythm 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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Preparing for Credentialing Exams: RPSGT, CPSGT, and CCSH

By: Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, AAST Program Committee Chair
August 21st, 2020

Whether you are new to the sleep field or have been in it for many years, credentialing is an important step essential to advancing in the field. Credentialing demonstrates your commitment to testing and validating your competency. However, studying for the Certification (CPSGT, CCSH) or Registration (RPSGT) exams can be daunting. The most important advice I can give to you is to make sure you know what you need study and use the appropriate study materials.

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A2Zzz President’s Message: Education–Now More Than Ever

By: Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, AAST President
August 20th, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, we’ve all been learning a lot about ourselves.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 18, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 18th, 2020

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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Recent Sleep Disorder News, Summer 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 14th, 2020

Sleep Disorder Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing sleep disorder news* of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine. *beyond insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and sleep breathing disorders, which appear as separate curations in the Sleep Wire series

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In the Moonlight: David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST

By: David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST
August 13th, 2020

David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST, has been a respiratory therapist since 1994. His research focuses on sleep-related treatments and side effects, as well as infection control processes in a sleep facility. He has served as the chair of the AAST Educational Products Committee, on the CEC Accreditation Committee and as an elected AAST Director-at-Large where he served as liaison to the Educational Products Committee and the Program Committee. Besides his passion for sleep medicine and sleep disorders, Wolfe has two kids who he jokes “have bad sleep habits.”

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Using CBTI Techniques to Ease Insomnia During Sleep Testing

By: Brandon R. Peters, MD
August 12th, 2020

There are few things as frustrating in the sleep lab as a patient who can’t — or won’t — sleep. Barring the use of a sleeping pill, how can this situation be avoided? Consider the role of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) techniques and how these may ease insomnia during an overnight sleep study.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 11, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 11th, 2020

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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What is AVAPS Mode? (Settings and Indications)

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
August 10th, 2020

As a sleep physician, sleep technologist, or respiratory therapist, it's important you have comprehensive knowledge of the AVAPS non-invasive ventilation mode so you can hone your skills in using advanced PAP titration technology.

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