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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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Personal Sleep Devices - Advice from a Registered Sleep Technologist

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
August 31st, 2017

Have your patients been having difficulties sleeping recently? If so, a personal sleep device could work for them. Because we lead consistently stressful modern lives nowadays, our minds and bodies are rarely at rest. We live in a world of work, dramas, deadlines, family and personal commitments. Add this to the fact that we are contactable 24/7 via SMS and email, and it’s no wonder people have trouble with their sleeping patterns and sleep quality.

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The Importance of Sleep in Athletics: Training, Performance and Injury

By: Brendan Duffy
December 13th, 2016

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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Now Available, 2016 Fall Course Presentations!

By: AAST Coordinator
November 2nd, 2016

 

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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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From Sleep Technologist To Chief Executive: Richard Bonato Dreams of Innovation

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

 

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Are All Policy And Procedure Manuals Created Equal?

By: Tamara Sellman
June 21st, 2016

Are All Policy And Procedure Manuals Created Equal? This article originally appeared in the Volume 25 Number 1 A2zzz issue.

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Meet The New AAST Director-at-Large: Peter Allen

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
May 3rd, 2016

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. 

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Measuring Diagnostic & Treatment Outcomes in PSG's and HSAT's

By: Kevin Phillips
April 20th, 2016

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.

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