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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Pro/Con Debate on the Hypopnea Scoring Rules

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 11th, 2016

Photo Courtesy of JSM Join us at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting for a pro/con debate focused on the hypopnea scoring rules On Sunday June 13, Charlene Gamaldo, MD, will review current respiratory scoring rules and discuss the two options for scoring hypopnea with Rita Brooks, MEd., RST, RPSGT in a pro/con debate format. 

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Top 5 Things To Do in Denver - Location of the 38th Annual AAST Meeting

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 10th, 2016

Check out our list of the top 5 things to do in Denver for the AAST's 38th annual meeting  Whether you're looking for a place for team building activities or just looking for a place to unwind, the AAST is full of suggestions when it comes to what to do before or after our 38th Annual AAST meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Best Practices for Filter Settings

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 9th, 2016

Join us at the AAST 38th Annual Meeting to understand best practices for filter settings  On Sunday June 12, Tim Fields, RRT, RPSGT,  will present on the proper use of filters for sleep technologists.

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: The Expanding Role of the Sleep Manager and Patient Interviews

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 6th, 2016

Meet Julie DeWitte, RCP, RST, RPSGT, who will present on the expanding role of the sleep manager and patient interviews.

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Sleeping with Chronic Pain

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 6th, 2016

What should sleep technologists know about sleeping with chronic pain On Monday June 13, James O’Brien, MD, FCCP, FAASM, will present a case study on patients with chronic pain. 

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Understanding The Secret to Successful Titrations

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 5th, 2016

Meet Dr. Nancy Collop, who will present on  achieving successful titrations On Sunday June 12, Nancy Collop, MD will present on how to work towards a successful titration experience. About Dr. Collop Dr. Collop is the director of the Emory Sleep Center in Atlanta, GA. She holds a primary appointment in the Emory School of Medicine as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, as well as a secondary appointment as Professor of Neurology. She served on the AASM Board of Directors begining in 2006 and served as Secretary/Treasurer (2008-10), President-Elect (2010-11), President (2011-12) and Past President (2012-13).

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Rules and Regulations Affecting Transportation

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 4th, 2016

Meet Dr. Michael Berneking, who will present on the rules and regulations that affect the transportation industry On Monday June 13, Michael Berneking, MD will present on recent rules and regulations that are affecting the transportation industry and our efforts to combat drowsy driving. 

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Documentation Guide for Sleep Technologists

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
April 28th, 2016

Join us at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting to get a documentation guide for sleep technologists On Sunday June 12, William Beauchamp, RRT, RPSGT, RST, will present on proper documentation procedures for sleep technologists.

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Learn about Sleep Study Electrode Placements

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
April 27th, 2016

Still debating about sleep study electrode placements? Master the fundamentals this time! On Sunday June 12, Eileen Leary, MS, RPSGT, RST, will present on how to place electrodes properly on patients undergoing sleep studies.

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AAST Member of the Month: David Warkentin

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
April 26th, 2016

  Meet David Warkentin, the AAST member of the month! Every month, the AAST will highlight the accomplishments of one of our talented members. Want to nominate someone or yourself as the AAST's member of the month? Fill out our form at the end of this article!

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