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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 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 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss how to impact patient outcomes
    2. Demonstrate improving outcomes with Combination Therapy
    3. Outline care plans for the CCSH

    Speakers:

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

    Recorded: 10/25/2021

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

    Length: 1-hour

    Category: AAST Webinar

    Access Period: 30 days from date of access

  • Contains 5 Product(s)

    This bundle discusses available therapeutic options for treating Central Sleep Apnea, with a focus on CSA in heart failure patients as well as the clinical evidence for phrenic nerve stimulation. This content is provided by Respicardia.


    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Topics will include: New Tools in the Management of Central Sleep Apnea and Cheyne Stokes Respiration, Current Perspectives on Why and How to Treat Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), Identifying and Treating the Predominantly Central Sleep Apnea Patient, Cardiology Perspectives on Treating Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), and Addressing Sleep Apnea in Cardiac Patients. This bundle offers 5.0 AAST CECs.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This pre-recorded web course discusses Central Sleep Apnea as well as the clinical evidence for phrenic nerve stimulation. This content is provided by Respicardia.

    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Join us for a pre-recorded web course discussing Central Sleep Apnea as well as the clinical evidence for phrenic nerve stimulation.
    Topics include:

    • CSA pathophysiology and prevalence
    • How phrenic nerve stimulation therapy works in stabilizing breathing
    • Appropriate patients for phrenic nerve stimulation
    • Clinical results at 6, 12 and 18 months

    Presenters:

    Dr. Alan Schwartz

    • Professor of Medicine, ret. (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
    • Clinical Associate Professor (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
    • Profesor Extraordinario Visitante (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima PERU)
    • Former medical director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research and Education

    Dr. Robin Germany

    • Chief Medical Officer of Respicardia
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Oklahoma

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Length: 52 minutes

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this course, Dr. Khayat and Dr. Javaheri review the pathophysiology of central sleep apnea, with a focus on CSA in heart failure patients. They discuss the clinical outcomes of patients with CSA and review available therapeutic options for treating CSA. This content is provided by Respicardia.

    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Overview: In this course, Dr. Khayat and Dr. Javaheri review the pathophysiology of central sleep apnea, with a focus on CSA in heart failure patients.  They discuss the clinical outcomes of patients with CSA and review available therapeutic options for treating CSA.

    Presenters:
    • Dr. Rami Khayat,
    o Professor of Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior
    o Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship Program
    o Medical Director, UCI Sleep Disorders Center
    • Shahrokh Javaheri, MD
    o Medical Director, Sleep Laboratory, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
    o Professor Emeritus, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, University of Cincinnati
    o Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Ohio State University

    Objectives:
    • Review the pathophysiology of CSA, with a focus on CSA in heart failure patients
    • Clarify clinical outcomes of patients with CSA
    • Review available therapeutic options for treating CSA

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Length: 1 hour and 9 minutes

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this course, speakers will discuss how to classify hypopneas and asses the various treatment options for patients with predominately central sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. This content is provided by Respicardia.

    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Overview: In this course will discuss how to classify hypopneas and asses the various treatment options for patients wine predominately central sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.

    Presenters:

    Kara Dupuy-McCauley, MD, Senior Associate Consultant Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Sleep Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Timothy Morgenthaler, MD, Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic Quality and Affordability Co-Director, Center for Sleep Medicine Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Objectives:

    Examine the latest evidence, methods, and clinical experience for classifying hypopneas
    Assess the available treatment options for patients with predominantly central apneas and hypopneas
    Review experience incorporating phrenic nerve stimulation into clinical practice

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Length: 1 hour

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this course, Dr. Emani and Dr. Fudim discuss available therapeutic options for treating Central Sleep Apnea, with special focus on the recently published pooled cohort analysis for phrenic nerve stimulation therapy. This content is provided by Respicardia.

    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Overview: In this course, Dr. Emani and Dr. Fudim discuss available therapeutic options for treating Central Sleep Apnea, with special focus on the recently published pooled cohort analysis for phrenic nerve stimulation therapy.

    Presenters:
    • Dr. Sitaramesh Emani, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Ohio State University
    • Dr. Marat Fudim, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Heart Failure Cardiologist at Duke University

    Objectives:
    • Discuss pooled cohort analysis from phrenic nerve stimulation Pilot and Pivotal Trials
    • Review available therapeutic options for treating Central Sleep Apnea

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Length: 1 hour and 9 minutes

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this course, learners will hear how to understand the tools, approaches, and clinical evidence for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in cardiac patients. This content is provided by Respicardia.

    This content is provided by Zoll/Respicardia.

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    Overview: Understand the tools, approaches, and clinical evidence for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in cardiac patients. This content is provided free of charge by Respicardia.

    Presenters:

    Kunal Agarwal, MD, FAAFP, FAASM, DipABOM
    Medical Director, TidalHealth Sleep Medicine, Seaford & Mellsboro, Delaware
    Objectives:

    Explore the evidence for sleep apnea screening in cardiology, with a focus on heart failure patients
    Understand the mechanisms and clinical consequences of untreated central sleep apnea
    Review the evidence for transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation (TPNS) to treat central sleep apnea

    CEC Credit(s): 1.0

    Length: 45 minutes


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. Sleep Technologists have a unique opportunity to optimize sleep wellness for our patients. Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Co-Director, discusses the evolving practice of sleep medicine and explores new opportunities for the sleep team. No one is as passionate about sleep health as a Sleep Technologist!

    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. Sleep Technologists have a unique opportunity to optimize sleep wellness for our patients. Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Co-Director, discusses the evolving practice of sleep medicine and explores new opportunities for the sleep team. No one is as passionate about sleep health as a Sleep Technologist!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the changes in the practice of sleep medicine brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA
    2. Understand different roles for sleep medicine in evolving concepts of health and healthcare
    3. Summarize potential roles sleep medicine technologists might play in the future practice of sleep medicine
    4. Explain what skills might be needed to provide value in the sleep medicine of the future

    Speakers:

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

      Recorded: 2/22/2021

      CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

      Length: 1-hour

      Category: AAST Webinar

      Access Period: 30 days from date of access

    • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

      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.

      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.

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Learn how to help manage a patient's lab-based insomnia with simple interventions
      2. Optimize PAP therapy acclimatization with desensitization techniques
      3. Practice breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery to reduce anxiety

      Speaker:

      Brandon Peters, M.D.

      Brandon Peters, M.D., is board-certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and currently practices at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle. He has worked in sleep medicine since college with extensive clinical and research experiences in the field.

          Recorded: 4/26/2021

          CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

          Length: 1-hour

          Category: AAST Webinar

          Access Period: 30 days from date of access

        • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

          This webinar demonstrates 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 discusses PAP therapy, compliance, coaching and collaboration within the sleep field.

          This webinar demonstrates 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 discusses PAP therapy, compliance, coaching and collaboration within the sleep field.

          Learning Objectives:

          1. Learn how to help manage a patient's lab-based insomnia with simple interventions
          2. Optimize PAP therapy acclimatization with desensitization techniques
          3. Practice breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery to reduce anxiety

          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


            Recorded: 7/26/2021

            CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

            Length: 1-hour

            Category: AAST Webinar

            Access Period: 30 days from date of access

          • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

            Dr. Patrick L. Fraley, MD describes the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. Covered topics will include home sleep testing, drug-induced sleep endoscopy, and neurostimulation for obstructive and central sleep apnea as well as snoring.

            Dr. Patrick L. Fraley, MD describes the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. Covered topics will include home sleep testing, drug-induced sleep endoscopy, and neurostimulation for obstructive and central sleep apnea as well as snoring.

            Learning Objectives:

            1. Discuss how to impact patient outcomes
            2. Demonstrate improving outcomes with Combination Therapy
            3. Outline care plans for the CCSH


            Speaker:

            Patrick L. Fraley, MD
            Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
            University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
            Recorded: 6/27/2022

            CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

            Length: 1-hour

            Category: AAST Webinar

            Access Period: 30 days from date of access

          • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

            Dr. Satish Puttaswamy Gowda, Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Algonquin, IL provides an overview of respiratory anatomy and physiology of a normal OSA patient including tidal volume, respiratory rate, minute volume. This presentation identifies and reviews the expected changes with disease progression of common respiratory disorders.

            Dr. Satish Puttaswamy Gowda, Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Algonquin, IL provides an overview of respiratory anatomy and physiology of a normal OSA patient including tidal volume, respiratory rate, minute volume.

            This presentation identifies and reviews the expected changes with disease progression of common respiratory disorders.

            Learning Objectives:

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

            Speaker:

            Dr. Satish Gowda, MD is a Pulmonologist in Algonquin, IL. Dr. Gowda has more experience with Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital.
            Recorded: 3/15/2022

            CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

            Length: 1-hour

            Category: AAST Webinar

            Access Period: 30 days from date of access

          • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

            This presentation provides an understanding of common disorders affecting respiratory care to identify a patient’s ventilatory deficits and needs to determine how to affectively meet their needs. Dr. Namen discussed transcutaneous / end tidal CO2, respiratory rate and tidal volume and describe treatment pathways and treatment alternatives.

            Description:

            This presentation provides an understanding of common disorders affecting respiratory care to identify a patient’s ventilatory deficits and needs to determine how to affectively meet their needs. Dr. Namen discussed transcutaneous / end tidal CO2, respiratory rate and tidal volume and describe treatment pathways and treatment alternatives.

            Learning Objectives:

            1. Understand common disorders affecting respiratory care
            2. Identify patient ventilatory deficits and needs
            3. Describe treatment pathways and treatment alternative

            Speaker:

            • Dr. Andrew Namen
              Pulmonologist
              Wake Forest Baptist Health

            Recorded: 4/11/2022

            CEC Credit(s): 1.0 CEC for AAST

            Length: 1-hour

            Category: AAST Webinar

            Access Period: 30 days from date of access