sleep technologist

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
The Florida Sleep School is affiliated with Sleep Management Centers, a certified A-STEP (Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program; the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredits providers - the course teaches students practical skills essential for a career in sleep technology) educational provider.
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".
The test results are reviewed by a certified sleep technologist and then interpreted by the patient's physician or sleep specialist.
Sleep HealthCenters([R])is currently accepting registrations for the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) for individuals interested in receiving formalized education and training in sleep technology--regardless of experience level.
The four-page guide helps de-mystify the process of diagnosing sleep problems by providing an overview and sound advice on preparation and what to expect during a sleep study, suggestions on finding the right physician, sleep facility and sleep technologist to conduct the evaluation properly and important questions to ask.
They are also provided with a full explanation of OSA/CPAP treatment by a certified sleep technologist after the evening titration analysis.
Scenario 1: A sleep technologist is called in to work on their off day by the sleep center administrator.