Course Outline

  • 1

    Welcome Message by Medical Director

    • Welcome Message

  • 2

    The Role of the Sleep Technologist

    • The Role of the Sleep Technologist

    • The Role of the Sleep Technologist Video

    • Strategies for Coping With Shift Work

    • Strategies for Coping With Shift Work Video

    • Patient Orientation and Education

    • Patient Orientation and Education Video

    • Patient Confidentiality/HIPPA

    • Patient Interview and Assessment

    • CLEAR Health Service Model - Supplemental Reading

    • AASM PSG Technician description - Supplemental Reading

  • 3

    Normal Sleep & Sleep Disorders

    • Sleep Definition and Function

    • Overview of Sleep Disorders

    • Insomnia

    • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

    • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

    • Seizures and Sleep

    • Parasomnias

    • Narcolepsy

    • RLS and PLM

    • Movement disorders

    • AASM Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacologic Treatment Insomnia - Supplemental Reading

    • AASM Sleep Med terminology - Supplemental Reading

    • Terms-and-Definitions-from-AAST-ebook - Supplemental Reading

  • 4

    Introduction to Polysomnography

    • 10-20 System and Electrode Placement

    • Electrical Activity of the Brain

    • Monitor Respiratory Effort

    • Recording Limb Movements

    • Artifacts Recognition and Troubleshooting

    • Recording and Monitoring Airflow

    • PSG feature of Seizures and Parasomnias

    • Oxygen Saturation and Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

    • What every clinician should know about polysomnography - Supplemental Reading

  • 5

    AASM Scoring Guidelines

    • Sleep Stages and Intro to AASM scoring Guidelines

    • Scoring Respiratory Events

    • Scoring PLMS and Arousal

  • 6

    Therapeutic Interventions

    • Overview of PAP therapy

    • Performing CPAP titration

    • Alternative Treatments for OSA

    • BiPAP and Non-Invasive Ventilation

    • Optimizing PAP

    • Desensitization

    • Guideline for Supplemental Oxygen

  • 7

    Reporting Methods

    • Summarizing PSG report and Hypnogram

    • Understanding PAP downloads

  • 8

    Pediatric Polysomnography

    • Taking a Sleep History: Interactive Demonstration

    • 900-PSG902 - Pediatric Polysomnography

    • 901-PSG903 - Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing

    • 903-PSG904 - Pediatric Sleep Disorders

  • 9

    Other Sleep Studies

    • MSLT & MWT

    • HSAT

    • Actigraphy

  • 10

    Sleep Technology Instrumentation

    • Amplifier Instrumentation

    • Calibrations

  • 11

    Cardio/Respiratory Physiology

    • Cardiovascular

    • Basic Electrocardiography

    • ECG Electrode Techniques

    • Cardiac Arrhythmia

    • Respiratory Sleep Physiology

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Upper Airway

  • 12

    Sleep Pharmacology and Psychiatric Relationships

    • 1301-PSG409 Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders

    • 1302-PSG410 Pharmacology and Sleep

  • 13

    Sleep Laboratory Procedures

    • Managing Emergencies in the Sleep

    • Quality Improvement

    • Infection Control and Patient Safety