Hey Coach - it’s 10 PM… or 8 AM… Do you know where your players are? It is surprising that with all of the research that is available these days, some coaches and trainers are still not aware of the importance of sleep in athletics with regard to training, performance and injury prevention.
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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.
Are All Policy And Procedure Manuals Created Equal? This article originally appeared in the Volume 25 Number 1 A2zzz issue.
The 2016 election for the AAST Board of Directors came to an end with the largest number of participating voters in history Newly elected AAST Director-at-Large Peter Allen shares his thoughts on winning this year's election.
There is a lot of important information being gathered on how sleep studies (PSG) and Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) are used for diagnosing sleep apnea. Dr. Charles Atwood, Associate Professor of Medicine, provides a series of short lectures discussing emerging information about the usefulness of HSATs (also known as portable monitoring) for diagnosing sleep apnea in adult patients. His presentations cover a wide range of topics including subjective and objective measurement methods, processes and outcomes for both PSG and HSAT, as well as the various sleep measures of both diagnostic tools.
Planning a sleep course? Read our Q+A with Allen Boone Allen Boone, an AAST member for 23 years and the current Director-at-Large and board liaison to the AAST Program Committee sat down with us to talk about what it takes to prepare for the biggest sleep technologist event of the year: The AAST Annual Meeting.
How should you handle HIPAA compliance in the sleep center? This article was originally published in the Summer 2006 edition of A2Zzz Magazine. To view the original article, sign up to download our free e-book bundle. We also published a similar article that pointed out how to manage infection control issues within the pediatric sleep center.
What are Respiratory Event Related arousals? Respiratory Event Related Arousals (RERAs) are occurrences sleep technologists may see during a patient's sleep study. Apneas and hypopneas can last anywhere from 10 seconds to over 2 minutes depending on the severity of the patient's condition, and it's important to note that RERAs do not meet the criteria to be called an apnea or hypopnea occurrence, however they do cause arousals.