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Matthew Anastasi on Management of Complex Patients in the Sleep Lab

By: AAST Editor
September 6th, 2018

  Matthew Anastasi, BS, RST, RPSGT, is presenting the breakout session "Management of Complex Patients in the Sleep Lab: The Implications of Severe Obesity” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Anastasi to discuss his background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Jessica Schmidt on The Field of Sleep Medicine in the Context of the American Healthcare Landscape

By: AAST Editor
August 30th, 2018

Jessica Schmidt, RPSGT, CCSH, FACHE, is presenting the breakout session "The Field of Sleep Medicine in the Context of the American Healthcare Landscape” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Schmidt to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Mary McKinley on Managing Insomnia in Chronic Disease

By: AAST Editor
August 23rd, 2018

  Mary McKinley, R. EEG T., RPSGT, MA, is presenting the breakout session “Complementary and Integrative Therapies for the Management of Insomnia in Chronic Disease” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with McKinley to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Richard A. Bonato on the Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine

By: AAST Editor
August 16th, 2018

Richard A. Bonato, PhD, RPSGT, is presenting the breakout session “The Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Dr. Bonato to discuss his background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Sleep Spindles: Primary Care Physicians vs. Sleep Specialists

By: AAST Editor
August 13th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series, starting with an interview with fellow board members Julie DeWitte, RST, RPSGT, RCP, and Kristina Weaver, EMPT-P, RPSGT, on the topic of primary care physicians versus sleep specialists.

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Can’t Make it to a Live Course this Summer?

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
June 7th, 2018

My travel budget is limited, and I’m sure yours is as well. When I can’t make it to a meeting, I can always get the meeting to come to me through AAST’s Learning Center. I can watch and learn in the comfort of my own home. I can pause to take the dog for a walk, grab a snack from the fridge or whatever. Here are a few of my favorites from recent courses:

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Updates from AAST’s Standards and Guidelines Committee

By: Roxanne Taylor, BA, RPSGT
May 31st, 2018

The Standards and Guidelines (SAG) Committee is progressing with our End Tidal CO2 Technical Guideline. We are proud of our work so far and hope to finalize this project very soon. Once completed, we will move on to create a Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring Technical Guideline. Equally important, we will round out both of these projects by completing core competencies for each of them. After that, we are looking at starting a Medical Documentation Technical Guideline, followed by its associated core competency.

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Sleep Technologists, See You in Indianapolis this September!

By: Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, AAST Program Committee Chair
April 9th, 2018

Have you circled September 28-30 on your calendar yet? If not, you will want to make arrangements to be in Indianapolis for the AAST Annual Meeting, as we host the only event dedicated solely to sleep technologists.

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As the Sleep Technologist Role Expands, We Respond

By: Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST
March 27th, 2018

Attention sleep technologists: Your role in the sleep center is about to expand. Market dynamics that are creating new pressures to respond to changes in the delivery in sleep medicine today are twofold.

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Certificates, Credentials & Degrees – Do You Know the Difference?

By: Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH Immediate Past President Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and Rita Brooks, MEd., RPSGT, R. EEG/EP T. President AAST,
March 22nd, 2018

There continues to be a misconception between credentialing and certificate programs, and the proper way to display professional credentials, even within the sleep profession. Do you know the difference? .

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