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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation discussed barriers to effective communication and techniques used to improve day to day patient interactions to influence outcomes. These topics expand to all patient areas, but it focuses on some sleep specific scenarios.

    This presentation will discuss barriers to effective communication and techniques used to improve day to day patient interactions to influence outcomes. These topics expand to all patient areas, but we will focus on some sleep specific scenarios.

    Objectives:

    1. Recognize the impact of low health literacy on sleep health outcomes
    2. Describe methods of communication techniques to support patients' therapeutic journey and wellbeing
    3. Evaluate patient understanding of condition/treatment options 

    Speakers: 

    • Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST

    Continuing Education:

    • 1 AAST CEC after passing a short knowledge assessment in the AAST Learning Center
    • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider License No. CEP17872 for 1 contact hour.
  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Panel of Senior Sleep Technologists sharing their experiences and lessons that have helped build their successful careers in the sleep center, sleep industry and sleep education.

    A panel of senior sleep technologists will be sharing their experiences and lessons learned that have helped build their successful careers in the sleep center, and sleep industry. 

    Objectives:
    1.  Provide insight on what skillsets helped prepare for their current roles
    2.  Understand different roles in the sleep field
    3.  Discuss training not just for new employees, but ongoing to promote educational growth and promote career opportunities 

    Speakers: 

    •  Sarah Brennecka, BA, RPSGT,  AAST Education Advisory Committee Chair 
    •  Bryan Beaudette, RPSGT, CCSH 
    •  Tessa Klucznyk, RST, RPSGT 
    •  Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH

    Continuing Education:
    1 AAST CEC after passing a short knowledge assessment in the AAST Learning Center
    Access:
    Free with AAST Membership
    $30 for Non-Members


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will provide an overview of sleep health through the lens of behavioral sleep medicine - addressing the fundamental functions of sleep, sleep disorders, and treating insomnia and CPAP non-adherence using evidence-based methodologies.

    This webinar will provide an overview of sleep health through the lens of behavioral sleep medicine - addressing the fundamental functions of sleep, sleep disorders, and treating insomnia and CPAP non-adherence using evidence-based methodologies. 

    Objectives:

    1. Provide an overview of normal human sleep functioning

    2. Identify and assess common sleep disorders

    3. Fundamentals of behavioral interventions for insomnia and CPAP adherence. 

    Natalia S. David, PsyD, DBSM

    Director of Training, DrLullaby.com

    Continuing Education:
    • 1 AAST CEC after passing a short knowledge assessment in the AAST Learning Center
    Access:
    • Free with AAST Membership
    • $30 for Non-Members
  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    People living within “the spectrum” of autism are known to struggle with sleep. Chiefly it’s insomnia, but circadian rhythm disorders, movement disorders of sleep, parasomnias, and other sleep issues are also common in both children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What is it about neurodivergence that leads to sleep problems? Or is it the other way around? YAMADA et al tries to dig more deeply to answer the question, looking more closely at two key theories about ASD which may reveal sleep as a kind of missing link that needs more control in future research. This month’s journal club seeks to demystify the puzzle of autism. We’ll shine a spotlight on sleep disorders that frequently occur in this patient population, then review YAMADA et al’s findings. Finally, sleep technologists will take a look at some strategies into best care practices and tools to inform how we work with patients, both pediatric and adult, who live on the spectrum.

    Description: People living within “the spectrum” of autism are known to struggle with sleep. Chiefly it’s insomnia, but circadian rhythm disorders, movement disorders of sleep, parasomnias, and other sleep issues are also common in both children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What is it about neurodivergence that leads to sleep problems? Or is it the other way around? YAMADA et al tries to dig more deeply to answer the question, looking more closely at two key theories about ASD which may reveal sleep as a kind of missing link that needs more control in future research. This month’s journal club seeks to demystify the puzzle of autism. We’ll shine a spotlight on sleep disorders that frequently occur in this patient population, then review YAMADA et al’s findings. Finally, sleep technologists will take a look at some strategies into best care practices and tools to inform how we work with patients, both pediatric and adult, who live on the spectrum.

    Recorded: 6/26/2023

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Target Audience: Sleep technologists

    Length: 1-hour

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/07/2023

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in children effects of 2-3% of all children, however in light of the rising prevalence of childhood obesity, the estimated prevalence has increased to 6-10% of all children. While the first line of therapy for Pediatric OSA in children consists of upper airway surgery via surgical removal off the adenoids and tonsils, it has become increasingly clear that surgery efficacy is limited in older and//or obese children. As a result, alternative therapies, including positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy has become mainstay for a lot of children. The application of PAP devices in children is unique and requires further attention to ensure that PAP therapy is successful.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in children effects of 2-3% of all children, however in light of the rising prevalence of childhood obesity, the estimated prevalence has increased to 6-10% of all children. While the first line of therapy for Pediatric OSA in children consists of upper airway surgery via surgical removal off the adenoids and tonsils, it has become increasingly clear that surgery efficacy is limited in older and//or obese children. As a result, alternative therapies, including positive airway pressure  (PAP) therapy has become mainstay for a lot of children. The application of PAP devices in children is unique and requires further attention to ensure that PAP therapy is successful.

    Objectives:
    1. Provide an overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in children
    2. Distinguish indications for Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy in children
    3. Discuss obstacles of PAP adherence in  children
    4. Share real world data of PAP adherence in children
    Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, FRCPC, DABP(SM), CBSM, DBSM, FAASM

    Director of Sleep Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital

    Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD

    Continuing Education:
    • 1 AAST CEC after passing a short knowledge assessment in the AAST Learning Center
    Access:
    • Free with AAST Membership
    • $30 for Non-Members
  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    These companion pieces, A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies and The Sleep Technologist Toolbox, at a 20% discount, corporate study questions and activities to improve retention and understanding of material. These are both print copies. International shipping will require an additional fee.

    What's Inside the Bundle?

    A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies
    This 132-page guide is intended to provide step-by-step instructions for collecting sleep study data from patients, and includes suggestions for putting the patient at ease.

    The Sleep Technologist Toolbox 
    This 136-page workbook is a companion piece to A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies and includes study questions and activities to improve retention and one’s understanding of the material.


    Topics included in preview on next tab. Workbooks are not intended as a scoring manual and should be used in addition to other forms of learning also consistent with the AASM Manual for the Classification of Sleep and Associated Events.

    A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies includes:

    1. Reviewing the Patient Chart
    2. Welcoming the Patient to the Sleep Center
    3. Preparing the Patient for Electrode Application and Applying the Electrodes
    4. Testing Electrode Application
    5. Documentation and Maintaining Recording Quality
    6. Sleep Center Emergencies and Interventions
    7. Ending the Sleep Study

    Sleep Technologist's Toolbox includes the following sections and incorporates study questions/activities to improve retention and understanding of the material in the first guidebook:

    1. Reviewing the Patient Chart Cont.
    2. Patient Education
    3. Equipment and Montage
    4. Sensor and Equipment Calibration
    5. Documentation and Recording Quality
    6. Emergencies and Interventions
    7. Interventions other than CPAP
    8. Ending the Study
    9. Scoring and Data Analysis
    10. Pediatric Polysomnography
  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.

    The online RPSGT practice exams are interactive and provide you with immediate feedback.