pediatric patients in the sleep center

Founder and Principal of SleepKidzzz, Joel Porquez RST, RSPGT shares his best sleep technologist tips on how to manage pediatric patients in the sleep center

Sleep problems are some of the most common problems parents face with their kids. A common challenge parents often face is wondering how to get their children to sleep through the night.

We spoke to Joel Porquez, who has an extensive background in treating young patients for sleep disorders. 


pediatric patients in the sleep center

A little bit more about Joel

Joel Porquez, RST,RPSGT, is the founder & principal of Sleepkidzzz: Technical Pediatric Sleep Consulting LLC. He is an experienced polysomnographer with an educational background including a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Philippines. Over the past 10 years, Joel has lectured in pediatric courses, Physician Board Reviews, Technologist Board Reviews, Technologists A-Step Programs, and pediatric scoring classes. The majority of teaching endeavors have been in affiliation with the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology and at local, regional, and national conferences. He is a published author in medical journals, guest lecturer at Georgia State University, Editorial Advisory Board Member for Sleep Review Journal, and Technical Board Member for the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals. Joel has also worked in sleep research, participating in numerous pharmaceutical protocols. He has worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for over 6 years where he continues to expand his knowledge and remain focused on the pediatric age group at a technical level. He also maintains his skill set in adult sleep at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Joel has been an American Heart Association BLS Instructor since 2012.  He was recently elected to the AAST Board of Directors as a Director at Large.

Here is our Q+A with Joel:

1. What are some tips to set up and monitor pediatric patients?