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About the CCSH

The Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH), offered through the BRPT, showcases the knowledge of those who manage patient care as healthcare providers and educators. In addition to meeting specific educational/clinical requirements, individuals must hold a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or its equivalent, adhere to the BRPT Standards of Conduct and pass the CCSH examination.

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AAST CCSH Designated Education Program Recorded Modules

AAST launched the AAST CCSH Designated Education Program Recorded Modules to allow those with their RPSGT to become eligible to earn their CCSH. Upon completion of this seven module series and receiving a passing score on the post-test, RPSGT credential holders who have re-certified at least once will be eligible for the CCSH credential, under a newly created pathway. Candidates must provide proof they passed the post-test with a greater than 70% score to receive a certificate of eligibility to apply. BRPT also requires currrent BLS certification for eligibility. This course has been approved for 7.5 credits by the AARC.

Important Information Regarding the Exam and Access:

  • This is an open-book exam. Users can access the program workbook by clicking on the Resources tab in the course, or utilize the paper copy that was provided.
  • There is no time limit for completing the exam once you begin, however, users will only receive two attempts.
  • Users may attempt the exam twice, and must receive an overall score of 70% or higher to pass.
  • Users may zoom in to view patient data images and examples by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the course.
  • Users will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the exam. This is the certificate that will be used to verify pathway eligibility for the CCSH credentialing examination.
  • Access to the exam is limited to 120 days.  

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CCSH Workshop: Designated Education Program 

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In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, AAST has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 AAST CCSH Workshop: Designated Education Program scheduled to be held this August in Chicago, Illinois.

This decision was made in the best interest of all involved, with the well-being of our members and attendees being top priority. 

The AAST CCSH Workshop: Designated Education Program will now take place on July 31 - August 1, 2021 at the Marriott Chicago O'Hare and will cover:

  • Normal sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Evaluations of sleep disorders
  • Incidence and prevalence of sleep disorders
  • Clinical presentation of sleep disorders
  • Clinical evaluations
  • Patient follow up and management

Educational Resources

AAST Learning Center Modules for a Deeper Dive

The New Sleep Center Model — Customer Service and Patient Education
Shalanda Mitchell, RPSGT reviews strategies for improving customer service and patient education while discussing methods for developing and maintaining a brand. Explore ideas for engaging a patient's family to improve adherence to treatment.
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Sleep Care Manager Module — Assessment Methods
Discover the role of sleep technologists in patient interviews and data collection with Laura Linley, RST, RPSGT, and familiarize yourself with the data gathering techniques and methods you should be aware of for evaluating symptoms of the entire range of sleep disorders.
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Sleep Care Manager Module — Outcomes Measures
Review the rationale and discussion of factors influencing outcomes measurement with Richard S. Rosenberg, PhD, while learning about the use of PAP hours as a measure of treatment adherence and the AASM recommendations for outcomes measures.
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Sleep Care Manager Module — Patient Education
This lecture focuses on preparing patients for out-of-center sleep testing, diving into the methods for educating patients, a variety of disorders/causes and recommendations for improving materials.
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Essential Skills in Sleep Education: Sleep Disorders in Various Age Groups
Learn how to expand your skills and make your approach to patients age appropriate.
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Merging Strengths at the Crossroads in Sleep Technology: Adding a Sleep Professional to the DME Team
Brian Gaden, BSRT, RRT, RPSGT, reviews the pressures and constraints on providing sleep therapy and advocates for the role of sleep professionals in the DME process. After reviewing fiscal assumptions, uncover the significant return on investment when registered sleep technologists are added to the DME program, outlining intangible benefits that they can bring to the position.
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The Clinical Sleep Health Professional Workbook

Social-STAW-WorkbookThis workbook includes information on learning goals; general patient education requirements; discussion points for the first visit after diagnosis; key elements of follow-up visits; documentation using a standardized care plan; and a list of references for additional information. An example case study is also included.

Topics covered include:

  • Normal sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Evaluations of sleep disorders
  • Incidence and prevalence of sleep disorders
  • Clinical presentation of sleep disorders
  • Clinical evaluations
  • Patient follow up and management

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