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By: AAST Editor on November 2nd, 2018

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Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week Rock Stars

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Sleep technologists are a valuable part of the sleep science community. They work to educate, evaluate and treat sleep disorder patients of all ages, and are specially trained to identify polysomnographic services that are safe, aseptic, preventive and restorative.

Every year, AAST takes a moment to recognize the hard work sleep technologists do. Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week, also known as STAW, is the sleep medicine community’s chance to show their thanks to some of the hardest working people in our field. During this year’s STAW (Oct. 28 through Nov. 3), we asked our members to share stories of sleep technologists who are shining stars to their colleagues.

The two winners of our contest — Lacey Adams, RPSGT, CCSH, and Julie Pitman, RPSGT, CCSH — are both dedicated sleep professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty. Two of their colleagues told AAST what makes them sleep technologist rock stars.

Angela Dansby, RPSGT, CCSH; Director, Jackson Sleep Disorders Center

“Lacey Adams is my shift supervisor at the front of the week. She is so kind and cares for every patient as though they were her family. She strives to always know and follow policies and procedures. She works as though she is working for the Lord every single day. She is kind and considerate. She leads her team very well, knowing when to step in and help or when to teach. She is very detailed oriented, but I can relate to that very well. I appreciate everything that she does. She is top notch!”

John Eberhart, RRT-SDS, RPSGT; Account Manager at Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care

“Julie Pitman from SleepHealthMD in Santa Cruz is a committed sleep professional that goes above and beyond for her patients and physicians and is focused on quality and outcomes. She definitely goes above and beyond. Happy Sleep Tech Appreciation Week!”