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Sleep Educators Course
October 3, 2013 8:54 AM by Amy Reavis
I have to admit that the BRPT has really stepped up to create the next step of growth in our field. It is an impressive sight, when a conference room is overfilled and there are 300 eager people learning about the extended role of the educator. This was Read More...
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The Problem with Being an OJT
December 26, 2012 4:29 PM by Amy Reavis
I believe there is a place for someone being trained on the job, but medicine is not that place. I am sure this statement will make many of my readers unhappy with me. But there are too many issues that cannot be taught while you are working and too many Read More...
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Educating Future Sleep Managers
November 8, 2010 4:18 PM by Amy Reavis
The other day I had to work part of a night shift with two of my technicians. We had a patient that may have needed a little extra care, and I felt that another person might help to run the study better. When I got home, I posted on Facebook how impressed Read More...
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Sleep Techs Need to Understand How Insurance Works
October 15, 2010 7:22 AM by Amy Reavis
Many sleep technicians don't know how insurance works. They don't understand what insurances cover and which insurances need authorizations before giving equipment or performing tests. To them, this is an issue just for the billing office and the scheduling Read More...
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Celebrate Sleep Tech Appreciation Week
September 30, 2010 7:27 AM by Amy Reavis
The best time of the year for teaching sleep is Sleep Tech Appreciation Week, Oct. 4-10. My goal is to inform doctors and the community that walking around tired all the time is not normal. The AAST has a page dedicated to Sleep Tech Appreciation Week. Read More...
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Avoid Taking Shortcuts in the Sleep Lab
August 20, 2010 10:22 AM by Amy Reavis
I've been involved in sleep for the past 10 years, and I can tell you that I still measure every patient's head when I do a setup. My setups take between 45 minutes and an hour. I have never really gotten much faster than that. I think it's because I Read More...
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Does On-Demand Testing Come at a Price?
August 9, 2010 1:34 PM by Amy Reavis
The RPSGT and CPSGT exams have gone to on-demand testing . This is a great thing because for the past two tests it took more than three months to get the results. However, this change came with an increase in the test of $100. This price increase along Read More...
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Work-Life Balance Is a Tricky Business
June 29, 2010 1:03 PM by Amy Reavis
Growing up, I was taught you always want to act like you run the business you work for. You want it to be successful, profitable, and have a great reputation. I always have taken that to heart. Yet now as I am getting close to another birthday, I wonder Read More...
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Working Together to Improve Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
June 17, 2010 8:32 AM by Amy Reavis
I have mentioned before that I want to get involved with sleep and respiratory on a larger scale. Well, the opportunity hit me a couple of weeks ago when I was asked to attend the tri-county school board meeting. In attendance were representatives from Read More...
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The Trucking Industry Looks at Sleep
March 2, 2010 8:32 AM by Amy Reavis
Those of us who have been in the field for any length of time know that people who drive for a living have a higher than average chance of a sleep disorder. That's why the Sleep Apnea & Trucking Conference being held May 11-12 in Baltimore is so exciting. Read More...
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Looking Back to Start the Year
January 4, 2010 8:54 AM by Amy Reavis
The New Year always starts the same way: diets, deductibles, and resolutions. For me, I start my new year looking at what I learned and what I need to improve. I look at the books I read, the seminars I attended, the people I have met, and then I say Read More...
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