Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Role of a Sleep Technologist

    • What Is Like to Be a Sleep Technologist

    • Professionalism

    • Responsibilities of a Sleep Technologist

  • 2

    Patient Confidentiality

    • Reasons for Medical Confidentiality

    • HIPPA Protection

  • 3

    Sleep Definition and Function

    • What Is Sleep?

    • Circadian Biology

    • Function of Sleep

  • 4

    Overview of Sleep Disorders

    • Classification of Sleep Disorders & Insomnia

    • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

    • Narcolepsy, Parasomnias and Seizure Disorders

    • Circadian Rhythm and Movement Disorders

  • 5

    EEG 10-20 System and Polysomnography

    • 10-20 Electrode Placement

    • Montages

  • 6

    Recording Respiratory Effort

    • Piezoelectric Belts

    • Inductance Plethysmography

    • Respiratory EMG

  • 7

    Recording Limb Movements

    • Electrode Placement

    • Montages

    • Artifacts

  • 8

    Recording Airflow

    • Thermography

    • Pressure Transducers & Snore Sensors

  • 9

    Scoring Sleep Stages

    • Sleep Stages

    • AASM Scoring Guidelines

    • AASM Scoring Guidelines Pt.2

    • AASM Scoring Guidelines Pt.3

  • 10

    Scoring Respiratory Events

    • Scoring Sleep Apneas

    • Scoring Hypopneas

  • 11

    Scoring PLMS and Arousal

    • Scoring PLMs

    • Scoring Arousals

  • 12

    Overview of PAP & Supplemental Oxygen

    • PAP Overview

    • Guidelines for Supplemental Oxygen

  • 13

    Anatomy and Physiology of Upper Airways

    • Structural Anatomy

    • The Upper Airway

    • Pathophysiology

  • 14

    Therapeutic Interventions for OSA - CPAP & Alternatives

    • CPAP Indications & Contraindications

    • Patient Education, Disensitization and PAP Nap

    • Protocols for Titration

    • Alternative Treatments for OSA

  • 15

    Pediatric Polysomnography

    • Pediatric Setup

    • Montages

  • 16

    Pediatric OSA

    • Clinical Features

    • Cx Criteria & Scoring

    • Treatment

  • 17

    MSLT and MWT

    • Overview of MSLT

    • Protocol for MSLT

    • MWT Overview

  • 18

    Summarizing PSG Reports and Hypnograms

    • PSG Report Components

    • PSG Hypnogram Description

  • 19

    Managing Emergencies in the Lab

    • Health Related Emergencies

    • Environment Emergencies

  • 20

    Infection Control

    • Chain of Infection

    • Universal Precautions

    • Cleaning and Sterilizing

  • 21

    Home Sleep Apnea Test

    • HSAT Guidelines, advantages and disadvantages

    • Level III study - Overview

    • Level III - Set up Demostration

  • 22

    Digital Polysomnography

    • Digital PSG

    • Digital PSG Display Settings