The AAST has focused in 2014 on developing educational programs and resources to support the evolving role of sleep technologists in the changing healthcare paradigm. We have produced many tools for the technologist this year including an updated second edition of A Technologists Guide to Performing Sleep Studies and an updated Policy and Procedure Manual, both including information on Home Sleep Apnea Testing. We look forward to providing an exceptional educational program at SLEEP 2015 in Seattle and are planning Fall Course in Advanced Therapies to be held in Branson, Missouri.
I am pleased to announce that we now offer free access to the A2Zzz to all sleep technologists. The A2Zzz includes free CEC's in every issue for AAST members. We are also offering the first module of our Sleep Care Manager course as a free resource to all technologists. This module includes information about the current state of affairs and outlines what the AAST is doing to assist technologists to prepare for the changes taking place in the sleep profession. All of the course modules are available on the AAST website and they are a valuable educational resource for sleep technologists looking toward the future.
An additional resource that we enjoyed creating is the What is a Sleep Tech? video now available on the AAST website on the Careers tab. We hope you will share it with your staff and colleagues.
The AAST is dedicated to providing essential information and high quality education for technologists at all levels. I encourage you to invest in your career and stay informed about the state of affairs in sleep technology by renewing your membership or becoming a member of the AAST.
On behalf of the AAST Board of Directors I wish you all a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.