Recorded On: 02/28/2021
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This module is the first in a series of Pediatric resources being developed for those new to pediatrics and pediatric sleep testing and therapy. The module provides an overview of the specific knowledge and skills the sleep technologist performing pediatric testing requires. A review of the development of sleep in infants and children, information on pediatric sleep evaluation and questionnaires, and indications for polysomnography in pediatric patients is provided. Information regarding pediatric equipment requirements and testing considerations for the young and very young pediatric patient is provided. Tips on communicating with pediatric patients and their parents and getting the leads on these young patients are included, along with testing set-up, instrumentation, recording and documentation requirements for pediatric polysomnography. This module provides a useful introduction to pediatric polysomnography for the sleep technologist.
By Rita Brooks, MEd., R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, FAAST
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