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AAST News

New! Prepackaged CEC Learning Activity Program

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The AAST is happy to announce a new program designed to give sleep center managers and educational providers access to formal training modules. These modules are an easy and cost effective way for educators and managers to provide high quality education on current topics. The module selection can be customized to meet your center and staff needs.

Managers can assure that staff meet their continuing education credit (CEC) requirements using this new Prepackaged CEC Learning Activity Program, which provides access to Case of the Month and Journal Club Modules and the HIPAA Module for a fee of $65.00 for members ($80 for nonmembers) for each module. Each module includes CECs for 5 participants. CECs for additional participants are available; there is a $5 processing fee for each additional participant viewing the modules. The CEC activity is tracked by the department manager, who must submit a student list within 45 days of staff completing the educational offering for CEC credit.

Accreditation bodies are looking at sleep center continuing education offerings to assure that they meet standards which define programs as having an educational objective, a posttest and attendance that is documented. The AASM accreditation standard specifically requires that clinical personnel earn at least 10 continuing education credits per year averaged over three years. In states with licensure, CECs are also a requirement. Compliance with applicable continuing education requirements in sleep medicine must be tracked and documented. This program makes that an easy task for sleep center managers!

A complete list of available learning modules is available on the AAST website. Go to the store and select Case of the Month and/or Journal Club for a complete listing and description of the available learning modules. Download the Prepackaged CEC Learning Activity Program Application.

Please contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this new program.