Past Presentations 

Below is a comprehensive list of past virtual presentations, hosted by the AAST Education Advisory Committee.

Access to presentation recordings hosted by the AAST Education Advisory Committee is free to AAST members for 30-days following the release of the recording.

AAST Webinars

April 2022 -

Synchrony Beyond Pressure: COPD, Obesity, Hypoventilation, and Neuromuscular Disorders

Objectives:

  • Understand common disorders affecting respiratory care
  • Identify patient ventilatory deficits and needs
  • Describe treatment pathways and treatment alternatives

Speaker:

  • Dr. Andrew Namen, MD
    Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine 

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment.

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March 2022 -

Understanding Patient Baseline: Essentials of Respiratory Anatomy Physiology

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology of a normal OSA patient
  • Describe titrating and supplemental oxygen use and how to evaluate saturations accordingly
  • Identify the pathophysiology of common respiratory disorders

Speaker:

  • Dr. Satish Gowda, MD
    Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine 

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment.

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October 2021 -

This live webinar discusses alternative therapies in patient diagnosis and treatment, the benefits of combination therapy, and follow up patient care plans.

Improving Outcomes: Alternative Treatment Strategies

Objectives

  • Discuss how to impact patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate improving outcomes with Combination Therapy
  • Outline care plans for the CCSH

Speakers:

  • Kevin M. Adley RPSGT, CCSH
    Clinical Director
    Midwest Dental Sleep Center
  • Andrea Ramberg, BA, RPSGT, CCSH
    RPSGT Clinical Informaticist
    EnsoData
  • Daniel D. Lane, MAPsy, BS, RPSGT, CCSH
    PSG Program Coordinator
    Orange Coast College

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment.

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July 2021 -

Leveraging Your Role for Better Patient Outcomes

Join us for a live webinar to demonstrate how you can drive PAP adherence programs by understanding the value of compliance data combined with your unique skill as a sleep technologist, and how to leverage it for better patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss PAP therapy, compliance, coaching and collaboration within the sleep field and be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 4– 5 p.m. CT.

Speakers
  • Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST
    Sleep Health Educator, Product Specialist
    Nox Medical
  • Amy Korn-Reavis, MBA, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH
    Clinical Support Specialist at Advanced Sleep Management
    Better Sleep Coach
  • Sarah Brennecka, BA, RPSGT
    Manager, Sleep and DME
    Northwestern Medicine

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment.

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April 2021 -

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Advance Long-Term CPAP Adherence

Discover evidence-based techniques to reduce insomnia in patients undergoing sleep testing or among those starting treatment of sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI), these simple interventions will reduce anxiety among patients and techs alike. Review breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery and employ these techniques in the sleep lab to help even the most challenging patients to sleep.

Speaker

  • Brandon Peters M.D.
    Sleep Physician
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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February 2021 -

Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Technologist’s Position:  Sideline, Centerline, or Goal Line?

Prepare because you can’t predict! No one could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on sleep medicine. While we can’t change the events of this past year, we can prepare for the future.

Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Co-Director discussed the evolving practice of sleep medicine and explored new opportunities for the sleep team. 

Speaker

  • Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science                                 

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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The Why's and How's of Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Sleep Center

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact healthcare delivery in sleep centers and has forced reforms and new  best practices to improve our ability to serve our patients safely. The AAST continues to look toward national standards and leaders for guidance on how to best deliver care and we understand that response to the coronavirus depends on location and the rate of transmission in your area.

Dr. Seema Khosla, Medical Director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, ND  provided a look into how she is managing patient care, break down the ”Why’s” that sleep centers have to respond to and the risks presented by this pandemic, as well as the need to educate our patients on the safety precautions being taken. Dottie Covey-Elleby, ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor provided her perspective on best practices for meeting national safety standards.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate what we know now about COVID-19 transmission and why aerosolized treatment is a concern
  • Break down the migration strategies and education program rolled out at the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, ND
  • Review the training and documentation requirements for developing a sleep center safety plan

Speakers

  • Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP FAASM
    Medical Director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep
  • Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
    ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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