New Reference: A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The AASM, in a joint effort with the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST), recently published a new reference manual that provides step-by-step instructions for collecting sleep study data from patients. A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies includes suggestions for putting the patient at ease; reviewing the patient's symptoms and medications; attaching the sensors; preparing to record; biological calibrations; artifact detection and correction; and documentation.
The Guide serves as an excellent introduction to sleep technology for those new to the profession and can be used as a review text for those with sleep center experience. Visit the AASM Online Store to purchase a copy of A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies for your facility.