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The latest on all issues affecting sleep technologists, including trends, insights, tips and more.

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Trauma Associated Sleep Disorder: A New Nightmare or Wrinkle on an Old Favorite?

By: AAST Editor
October 2nd, 2017

Can the emergence of a brand-new sleep disorder be a beautiful thing? In many ways, it can be inspiring, labor intensive, full of future possibilities … and usually quite messy!

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Fall Course Speaker Preview: Dr. Earl O. Bergersen

By: AAST Editor
October 1st, 2017

Fall Course Speaker Preview: Dr. Earl O Bergersen

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AAST CCSH Workshop

Save the Date: AAST 2020 CCSH Workshop

Designed for health professionals who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and other healthcare practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care and improve outcomes

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Uncovering the Truth About CPAP

By: AAST Editor
September 25th, 2017

As a sleep technologist, you invariably have the topic of CPAP on your mind. And it can grow increasingly difficult to separate the facts from fiction, as new developments take place.

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Obtaining Insurance Authorization and Minimizing Denials

By: AAST Editor
September 20th, 2017

There once was a time a sleep study could be scheduled without consideration of the insurance carrier.  Patients could be scheduled that night or the next day. Times have really changed as we have moved into an age of pre-authorizations and longer wait times for patients to have an overnight sleep study. 

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AAST Members to Speak at International Palestinian Congress

By: AAST Editor
September 19th, 2017

Four AAST members will present at The International Palestinian Congress in Sleep Medicine in Jerusalem, 26-27 October.

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Digital Apps and Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Editor
September 17th, 2017

What is the role of digital apps in monitoring positive airway pressure adherence? Find out in Louisville, Ky., October 13-14, as the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and KYSS (Kentucky Sleep Society) present the Fall Course: Current Technology Trends in Sleep Medicine.

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Tech Talk: Using Digital Technology to Monitor Adherence

By: AAST Editor
September 11th, 2017

Are you up-to-date with the latest trends for sleep technology? If not, you should plan to catch up with the AAST in Louisville, Ky., October 13-14, as we present the Fall Course: Current Technology Trends in Sleep Medicine.

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AAST and BRPT to Represent USA at World Sleep 2017

By: AAST Editor
September 6th, 2017

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) are proud to announce that Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, president of the BRPT, and David Wolfe, MSEd, RPSGT, RRT-SDS, director on the board of the AAST, are jointly representing the USA at the World Sleep 2017 meeting in Praque, Czech Republic. 

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Sleep Technologists Respond to Hurricane Harvey

By: Rita Brooks
August 31st, 2017

As aftermath effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to unfold in Texas, AAST wishes to help members with resources that best help them prepare for these circumstances and recover from the impact.

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How Sleep Medicine has Evolved: From Diagnosis to Patient Outcomes

By: Rita Brooks
August 28th, 2017

Sleep medicine is always evolving, and the need for people to gain more knowledge and experience as a registered sleep technologist is growing. As a current or prospective sleep technologist, it’s important for you to know how sleep medicine has evolved to focus more on patient education and positive treatment outcomes.

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