Polysomnography for the Sleep Technologist
The only sleep technology text written by experienced polysomnography educators, Polysomnography for the Sleep Technologist: Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Related Procedures covers the procedural knowledge you need to understand sleep studies. A sequential learning model systematically covers electronics, instrumentation, recording parameters, data acquisition, ancillary equipment, troubleshooting, recording quality, infection control, basic positive pressure therapy, and cardiopulmonary monitoring and intervention essential to polysomnography.
- In-depth discussions of polysomnographic technology in the clinical evaluation, physiological monitoring and testing, instrumentation, diagnosis, infection control, management and prevention of a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders and daytime alertness offers comprehensive coverage of polysomnography technology.
- Expert content written by the same authors who were instrumental in producing a standardized model curriculum outline.
- Unique sequential approach builds concepts over time and simplifies the material’s complexity.
- Over 150 full-color graphs, charts, and illustrations supply visual guidance.
- End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your knowledge and prepare for certification as a sleep technologist.
- Chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms and a bulleted chapter summary supplies a standard format to help you identify and focus on key content.
Chapter 1: Overview of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Physiology, and Polysomnographic Technology
Chapter 2: Classification of Sleep Disorders
Chapter 3: Electronics and Electricity
Chapter 4: Frequency, Voltage, and Morphology of Signals
Chapter 6: The Recording of Physiological Parameters and Electrical Safety
Chapter 7: Data Acquisition Systems
Chapter 8: Sensors, Transducers, and Ancillary Equipment
Chapter 9: The Polysomnogram: Pre-Study Procedures, Monitoring activities, and Post Study Scoring and Interpretation
Chapter 10: Recognizing, Evaluating, and Minimizing Artifacts During A Polysomnographic Recording
Chapter 11: The Cardiopulmonary System: Essentials for the Polysomnographic Technologist
Chapter 12: Non-Invasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange During Polysomnography
Chapter 13: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome Management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Chapter 14: Infection Control and Emergent Response in the Sleep Center
Appendix I - Fundamental Math Concepts
Appendix II - Common Report Parameters and Recommended Settings
Appendix III - Measurements and Conversions
Bonnie Robertson, AAHA, CRT, RPSGT, President, Robertson Sleep Medicine Consulting, St. Francis Hospitals, Indianapolis, IN, USA, Buddy Marshall, MEd, CRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technology Program Director, Baptist Health Schools Little Rock, Little Rock, AR , USA and Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, CPNP, D, ABSM, FNAP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and Pediatrics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA