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Adventures in Sleep

This Is the Year of the Sleep Technician
September 29, 2011 9:05 AM by Amy Reavis
I have to say this is the definitely the year that sleep technicians took responsibility for their future. This year there were many changes to the field and we were proactive. We looked at the changes that licensure is presenting, the questions about Read More...
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Tricks for Working with Kids
September 22, 2011 8:06 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Crying and screaming and biting and kicking, oh my, in the sleep lab? It seems we've had a bit of a difficult streak with the youngest of our patients. For some reason these things always seem to run in streaks. Children in the sleep lab demand a totally Read More...
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Day or Night, Bad Sleep Is Bad Sleep
September 15, 2011 7:45 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I am the day technologist and as you know that would include in my duties performing the MSLTs. MSLTs like anything else, can become somewhat routine once you've done a few hundred of them. Recently in the lab I had a teenager for MSLT. I always enjoy Read More...
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The Joy of Trying Out New Sleep Equipment
September 8, 2011 8:46 AM by Amy Reavis
Okay I admit it there are some things that just make me happy. Usually it is little things like a patient that tells me how great a tech is... or teaching my son to be a sleep tech(okay, so I would rather he be an engineer)... or playing with new sleep Read More...
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Organizing a Sleep Conference
September 1, 2011 1:36 PM by Amy Reavis
I am not a super organized person. I am more an idea person. When I was asked to work with the Florida Association of Sleep Techs (FAST) I thought, "What a great idea!" What I did not plan on was trying to put together a conference. If you are great at Read More...
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