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school start times | A2Zzz | Sleep Hygiene

The Importance of Educating Children and Teenagers About Sleep Hygiene

By: Karla J. Thompson, BA, RPSGT, CCSH
November 16th, 2021

With the close of summer comes the return to school for children and teenagers. For many, school might look a little different due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, whether school is taking place in a traditional setting or via an online format, it is important for children and teenagers to understand and maintain a healthy sleep schedule.

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Compliance Corner: Mitigating a Workplace Violence Program During a Pandemic

By: Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST
May 20th, 2021

Staffing during this pandemic has created challenges for many sleep centers. We have been challenged to not only implement enhanced infection control strategies and patient health screening but also have been tasked to staff our sleep centers appropriately to provide ideal social distancing. This has resulted in spreading out staff over the week and leaving beds closed rather than having staff work together in some instances. The consequence of this is having more staff working alone, making them more vulnerable to possible workplace violence. It is that safety concern I will be addressing in this article.

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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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