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Challenged by BRPT Exam
July 10, 2014 11:34 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I mentioned before that I attended the FOCUS spring conference in Florida. My main goal for that event was to attend the sleep educator workshop presented by the BRPT. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I did learn a lot; it was worth every Read More...
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Hurray for FOCUS 2014
May 22, 2014 12:32 PM by Penny Mehaffey
Well, we have another FOCUS meeting behind us. nd what a great meeting it was: action packed, star studded and uber-educational. Hats off to everyone involved in putting this first-class event together. The meeting was held at the Coronado Springs resort Read More...
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Thankful for Many Things, Including a Sleep Career
November 14, 2013 11:02 AM by Amy Reavis
I always spend November being thankful. It is a busy month for me as I find that work is busy, my son's birthday is celebrated -- this year he is 21-- and the holidays gear up. This year I even get to deal with Hanukah in November. It has been a crazy Read More...
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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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What is Your Five Year Plan?
May 16, 2013 4:10 PM by Amy Reavis
In my last blog I discussed the serious issue of changes in our field -- changes that could affect job availability and job descriptions. I never bring up a topic without trying to provide a solution. My solutions may not be the best for you, but at least Read More...
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A Case for Learning EEG
March 14, 2013 9:39 AM by Amy Reavis
I recently attended the WSET conference in San Francisco. One of the most interesting talks given was on the importance of long term EEG monitoring in the ICU. We have many concerns about the future of sleep testing. Although I see the field changing 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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Where Do We Find Quality Teachers?
November 15, 2012 7:16 PM by Amy Reavis
I can tell you I learned sleep due to people sharing their knowledge in books and at conferences. I took advantage of my manufacturers' representatives. I will forever be grateful to those who helped me to become a sleep tech. Now I have moved to a place Read More...
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What Do Sleep Techs Really Want at a Conference?
November 10, 2011 9:07 AM by Amy Reavis
Our inaugural Florida Society of Sleep Technologists meeting was a success. It was truly a learning experience for me and I am appreciative of the patience the attendants had with us as we worked out the kinks. But the best thing that happened during Read More...
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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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Recommended Reading for a New Manager
August 18, 2011 7:49 AM by Amy Reavis
I believe that all great leaders are constantly learning and growing. I also believe that there are two great ways to do this. Read and Listen . I read every night as part of my night time ritual. I also attempt to listen to books on tape whenever I can. Read More...
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Creating a State Sleep Society
August 4, 2011 8:22 AM by Amy Reavis
I laughed when I got a phone call asking me if I could help to create the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists. Why would I get the phone call? Well because I had asked often enough if there actually was a state society for the technicians. Although Read More...
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The New Sleep Credential
June 16, 2011 9:36 AM by Amy Reavis
The ABSM has recently released the new test information. They have also released the information for RPSGTs to be grandfathered into the new credential . There are some interesting differences with this test and the BRPT's exam and not all of them are Read More...
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Why I Have Four Sleep Tech Jobs
May 18, 2011 4:41 PM by Amy Wilson
It's a case of feast or famine. In the business of sleep, it can be a great advantage to have more than one job. I currently work four jobs as a sleep technologist.I have a full time position at a hospital based lab and I also have 2 PRN jobs at private Read More...
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Camaraderie, Information, Education!
May 12, 2011 9:43 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Professional organizations and meetings are becoming so important to us as sleep techs seeking to be recognized as professionals. How do you decide which organization to join and which meetings to attend? It's important to know what's happening on all Read More...
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