Sleep Center Return to Work Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 5 - 6 PM EST

This offering is sponsored by ACHC and Philips Respironics

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While each state and facility continue to re-open, or expand services, all sleep centers are continuing to work toward providing safe care for their patients and staff. Sleep center managers and thought leaders in sleep technology from around the nation will convene for another AAST Town Hall on July 23 at 5 PM EST to discuss updates on how to provide a safe environment for our staff and our patients in the sleep center.

What We'll Discuss

Panelists will discuss strategies that sleep centers are using or planning to operate safely, provide some suggestions for screening patients and staff, discuss COVID-19 pre-testing strategies for sleep patients, and provide tips on how to maintain a clean environment in the sleep center.

  • Laree J. Fordyce, CCRP, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
    AAST Board Member, Director
    Sleep Health Educator - Sound Sleep Solutions Inc.
  • Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
    AAST Board Member, Director
    System Director – Sleep Disorder Centers/Catholic Health Services Long Island
  • Teofilo Lee-Chiong MD
    University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
    ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor
  • Leigh Veasey
    Sales Director - North America, Intellego Technologies (UVC)

Register for Free Town Hall

Attendee questions will be addressed if time allows. Sign in early to assure you can connect for this practical and timely offering. Access instructions can be found in your Zoom confirmation email once registered.

CE Credit

AAST Members who attend the Town Hall or view the Continuing Education recording after the live event will be able to claim 1 CE credit after passing a short knowledge assessment. Members will receive notice when the recording/assessment are available in the AAST Learning Center.

Not an AAST member? Join AAST to participate in earning CE credit for this Town Hall offering.

Panelist Information

Laree J. Fordyce, CCRP, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

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  • Laree has been actively participating in sleep medicine for over 25 years, working in multiple capacities throughout her career. Laree is currently the Director of Sleep Services at Maple Respiratory Group (MRG). She is also the Program Director for the MRG Sleep Solutions Tech Training Program. Laree is a Director at Large for both the AAST and the Canadian Sleep Society. She is also the Chair of the AAST Program Committee. 

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  • Brendan Duffy is the Coordinator of a 6-bed sleep center in Port Jefferson. He is a current member of the AAST Board of Directors. He also is a volunteer with the Start School Later non-profit organization, where he serves as the athletics liaison. He is a mentor and advisor on the board of the Thomas Edison University Polysomnography Program.

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  • Dr. Lee-Chiong has authored or edited 20 textbooks in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD joined Philips Respironics as its Chief Medical Liaison in 2011. 

Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT

  • Dottie_Covey-Elleby_ACHC_headshotDottie is an Accreditation Surveyor who has been in the Sleep industry for 18 years. She has a Bachelors in Healthcare Management and has had the opportunity to manage hospital-based Sleep Labs and Practices, as well as clinical and device Research teams. She has also been a Clinical Coordinator/Interim Program Director for a Polysomnography degree program.

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  • Leigh is a sales professional who has been working with the Infection Control industry for 6 years. She is a Certified Lighting Specialist and has a Bachelor of
    Science degree from Auburn University.