This slide set reviews the issues associated with performing sleep studies in children, relevant practice parameters and sleep disorders. It provides a comprehensive introduction to pediatric polysomnography for technologists with little or no experience, and reviews scoring methodology and practice parameters for the seasoned technologist. The slides take the technologist through an encounter with a pediatric patient, including information to be given at the time of scheduling, preparation of the room, approach to the patient and parents and methods for electrode application. There is a discussion of common sleep disorders and how the polysomnogram aids in diagnosis, with samples of common polysomnographic abnormalities. The final slides review behavioral insomnia of childhood.
PowerPoint Slide Set
AASM Practice Parameters and review articles
72 slides. ©2006 American Academy of Sleep Medicine