Do your sleep technicians need to learn how to score a sleep study? On August 29, 2009, and again on August 30, 2009, the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) will be presenting an interactive workshop at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois that will provide attendees with the necessary background and explanations to understand the rules of the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. These small-group workshops—presented by Richard S. Rosenberg, PhD, Director of Professional Education for the AASM—will be limited to 30 registrants and will cover everything a sleep technologist should know about sleep study display, waveform recognition, scoring of sleep stages and events and the construction of a sleep study report. 

The workshops are intended for all sleep technicians, ranging from those just starting a career in sleep technology to those who are preparing for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists™ examination. During the one-day workshop, Dr. Rosenberg will briefly review filter settings and electrode placement (parts of the recording process) and then spend the majority of the day discussing record scoring. Dr. Rosenberg will provide a review of the scoring rules with illustrations of key points and tables to summarize scoring strategies.

Registration will be open until Wednesday, August 26, or until the workshops are full.  For complete workshop details, CEC information, or to register, visit the AAST Web site.