sleep technologist

sleep technologist

A technologist who monitors night-time sleep patterns in a formal sleep test (a polysomnogram). He or she makes audiovisual recordings as well as noninvasive records of the patient's breathing, oxygenation, electrical brain activity, heart rate, and muscle movements.
Synonym: polysomnographer
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ASC trained the first Alaska Native sleep technologist in the state and continues to support growth and development in this area.
Experts at the centre sent home a sleep technologist, and Carol's son's breathing was monitored while he slept.
Peter Allen BSRC, RRT-NPS, RST, RPSGT--Peter is a veteran Respiratory Therapist and Sleep Technologist who started his career in 1982.
In the lab, the patient is introduced to CPAP by a compassionate sleep technologist, who is present during the titration to allay anxiety, to change masks as needed, and to reassure apprehensive patients.
By Lauri Leadley, RPSGT, RCP, Registered Sleep Technologist
It's hard to imagine--in fact, it's almost unthinkable that a Respiratory Care Practitioner, a Sleep Technologist or a Registered Nurse might report to work impaired by alcohol, or worse; out and out "drunk".
Scenario 1: A sleep technologist is called in to work on their off day by the sleep center administrator.
The airflow pressure and snore channels feature high-low selectors, allowing the sleep technologist to select the best signal for whichever sleep recorder is used.
All sleep studies were manually analyzed by two independent sleep technologists with registered polysomnographic technologist credentials, and disagreement was resolved by a third technologist.
Possible explanations for the low occupancy rate include an inadequate number of trained sleep technologists and the fact that most insurance companies do not cover the cost of polysomnography in the KSA.
The research was presented at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association conference, in New Zealand.
The book is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of readers, including physicians from all specialties involved in sleep medicine, resident house-staff, nurses, respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, and students.