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Meet The AAST President-Elect: Rita Brooks

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
July 21st, 2016

The 2016 election for the AAST Board of Directors came to an end with the largest number of participating voters in history Newly re-elected, President Elect Rita Brooks shares her thoughts on winning this year's election. 

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How Bridging The Gap Betwen Occupational Therapy And Sleep Technology Brings Better Outcomes

By: Joel Porquez
July 19th, 2016

  Bridging the gap between occupational therapy and sleep technology will maximize outcomes for pediatric patients This article was originally published by Sleep Review. Have you ever worked with occupational therapy in addressing the sleep needs of pediatric patients?

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HIPAA and Social Media: A Discussion With Former AAST President Robert Turner

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
July 8th, 2016

Past president and 38th annual meeting speaker Robert Turner shares his thoughts on HIPAA and social media  Q: What did the role of a sleep technologist from the past look like? Over the years, a lot of things have shifted and changed.  There were periods of time when home sleep testing emerged and everybody thought it was going to be the end of sleep centers.  And the technology wasn’t as such as it is utilized now.  Now there are lots of people doing home sleep testing, but it hasn’t actually had as big of a negative impact as expected and of course it changes the acuity of who we see in the sleep centers.

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Can You Guess What Sleep Technology Equipment This Is?

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 24th, 2016

You know you've been a sleep technologist for a long time if these pictures make you nostalgic Back in 1978, and until 2007, the AAST was known as the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT). The sleep technologist profession is rather young compared to other medical professions, but in the past few decades there have been tremendous changes and developments within the sleep field that make some if not all of the equipment that was used in the past almost unrecognizable. Can you guess what sleep technology equipment this is? Take the quiz now!

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(Webinar) Managing Your Career As a Sleep Technologist

By: Kevin Phillips
June 9th, 2016

Are you interested in sleep medicine and technology?  Subscribe to the AAST blog through the form below and unlock access to our webinar on managing your sleep technology career.

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4 Things Sleep Technologists Wished They Knew

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 7th, 2016

Sleep technologists share what they wished they'd known when they were starting out in the industry

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Implementing Telemedicine at Your Sleep Center

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 2nd, 2016

Join us at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting to review best practices on implementing telemedicine On Sunday June 12, Barry Fields, MD,  will review best practices on implementing telemedicine at your sleep center.

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Pediatrics 101 and Scoring

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 1st, 2016

Pediatric Sleep 101: What You Can Expect On Tuesday, June 14, Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCRP and Rakesh Bhatlacharjee, MD,  alongside Joel Porquez, RST, RPSGT, CCSH, will review pediatric sleep center programs and provide recommendations for pediatric sleep services.

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What to Expect at The 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Artifact Recognition

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 31st, 2016

Meet Deborah, who will present on artifact recognition On Sunday June 12, Deborah Holderman, RPSGT, will speak on artifact recognition and discuss tips for distinguishing physiologic signals from artifacts.

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AAST Member of the Month: Lisa Endee

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 30th, 2016

Meet Lisa Endee, the AAST member of the month! Every month, the AAST will highlight the accomplishments of one of our talented members.

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