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