Scoring of Sleep: Sleep Education Tool (SET)
Scoring of sleep studies is an essential task for all sleep technologists. Learning how to score can be difficult for technologists; providing quality education in scoring is a challenge for many sleep centers. The AASM is pleased to offer a systematic learning program in sleep study scoring that can be customized to your center’s needs.
The Scoring of Sleep: Sleep Education Tool is suitable for all sleep trainees and technologists ranging from those just starting a career in sleep technology to those who are preparing for certification. It can be used for self study or for small group training sessions led by a senior technologist. It can be used in a larger lecture format by multi-center corporations or in a regional course sponsored by one or more sleep centers.
Everything you need to educate your technologists is included in the Scoring of Sleep: Sleep Education Tool. Power point slide presentations are provided for 6 hour-long lectures. There is a pre-test to assess the level of the learners at the start of the program and multiple quizzes throughout the course to insure adequate comprehension. The slides include diagrams and tables illustrating key elements of scoring technology and rules. The program is filled with illustrations of waveforms as well as fragments of recordings that illustrate stage scoring rules and abnormal events. A course book contains copies of the slides, providing a useful tool for review after the lectures. In addition, the program includes a copy of the textbook A Technologist’s Handbook for Understanding and Implementing the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. The text provides further explanation of the rules in accessible language. Taken together, these elements provide a powerful multi-modal learning experience in sleep study scoring.
After completion of the program, learners will be able to recognize key waveforms for sleep scoring, differentiate sleep stages, detect arousals from sleep, analyze sleep related breathing events, tabulate movement events during sleep, identify common ECG abnormalities, distinguish abnormal EEG events and construct a comprehensive sleep study report.