Is your sleep center performing or considering performing home sleep testing? The AAST is offering, for a limited time, complimentary access to a valuable educational resource for members who join the AAST or renew their membership before the end of 2013. Already joined or renewed your membership? You qualify for this benefit as well!
This special member benefit provides access to the eight module educational series focused on home sleep testing (HST, also known as Out of Center Sleep Testing or Portable Monitoring). This special offer is only for members joining or renewing before December 31, 2013. Each multi-media module includes a streaming video, printable summary sheet and reading list. The modules begin with an overview of home sleep testing and a review of the appropriate use of HST for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The modules contain valuable information for implementing a home sleep testing program including how to evaluate and select HST devices, assess pre-test probability and select patients for HST, provide appropriate patient education for HST patients, review HST data and assure accurate reporting, as well as how to incorporate APAP in a comprehensive home sleep testing and treatment program. Additional information focuses on technologist training needs, developing quality assurance criteria for the HST program, and monitoring patient compliance and outcomes measures.
Module topics are:
MODULE 1 - Overview of Home Sleep Testing (HST)
MODULE 2 - Selecting Patients for Home Sleep Testing
MODULE 3 - Home Sleep Testing Equipment Selection
MODULE 4 - Educating the Home Sleep Testing Patient
MODULE 5 - Understanding Home Sleep Testing Data and Reports
MODULE 6 - Using APAP for Home PAP Titration
MODULE 7 - PAP Adherence for HST Patients
MODULE 8 - Quality Assurance for the Home Sleep Testing Program
The module series is worth 8 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and includes a final examination and certificate of completion. To claim this incentive, members must add the module series to their shopping cart in the AAST Online Store; the discount will be applied at checkout.* Members can then access the modules through the Online Training Center after logging into their AAST account.
*The deadline to claim this benefit is March 1, 2014.