The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) developed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to promote the standardization of sleep technologist education and training. A-STEP equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the profession of sleep technology. Completing A-STEP fulfills the education requirements for the Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT) Certification Exam offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technicians (BRPT)*.
Community Health Network’s 18-month Sleep Technologist Education Program was granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Community 's program was the first in Indiana to receive this accreditation.
Our 18 month program encompasses both clinical and didactic sleep medicine training. The course outline includes:
- The history of sleep and evolution of the field of sleep medicine
- Pediatric sleep
- Movement disorders and seizures
- Valuation of sleepiness
- Positive airway pressure and oxygen
- Sleep disordered breathing
- Arousals artifacts and arrhythmias
- Scoring sleep studies
- Patient assessment
- Performing polysomnography theory
- Performing polysomnography preparation and set-up
- Performing polysomnography
- Patient interaction and professional behavior
- Sleep deprivation
- Medication and sleep
- Esophageal pH
- Alpha intrusion
- Anatomy and physiology
For more information, please call 317-887-7079.