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)*.
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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