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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
    Indianapolis, IN
    St. Francis Hospitals
    Operations, Sleep Disorders Program
    8051 South Emerson Avenue, 310
    Indianapolis, IN 46237, Buddy Marshall, MEd, CRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technology Program Director
    Baptist Health Schools Little Rock
    11900 Colonel Glenn Road
    Little Rock, AR 72210 and Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, CPNP, D, ABSM, FNAP, Assistant Professor of Clincial Nursing and Pediatrics

    University of Rochester

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    Box SON

    Rochester, NY 14642
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