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Adventures in Sleep

Being a Sleep Educator
July 24, 2014 10:32 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I want to blog today about an experience I had related to sleep in industry. I know it's been done but it is pertinent still. I took the sleep educator workshop at FOCUS this summer and thank God I passed the exam. It was a toughy. Then, as if right on Read More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Using Stories to Educate
June 13, 2013 11:08 AM by Amy Reavis
Whether I am working in the lab, in the school or out at a lecture, I find that using story telling is one of the best ways to convey a point. It is an art and I tend to use the same experiences over and over to teach. In the end, I have found that if Read More...
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...
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...
Job Task Analysis
January 10, 2013 3:17 AM by Amy Reavis
I had the privilege to be part of the job task analysis task force for the BRPT. It allows us to look at the field and what is being performed and create a test that covers the actual skills and knowledge used daily. It also allows us to update the blueprint Read More...
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...
The AAST Strategic Plan: On Target or Missing the Mark?
September 20, 2012 10:51 AM by Amy Reavis
The AAST is aware of the changes in the field and the concern that some technologists have about its relationship with the AASM. To this end, the organization's board has updated its strategic plan to help increase its effectiveness at creating a strong, Read More...
New Job, New Mentor
August 30, 2012 5:20 PM by Amy Reavis
I recently took a job as a program director for a Neurodiagnostic Technology program with a Polysomnography add-on and found that I needed to learn how to be a better teacher and a better person. I would like to not just be a teacher to my students, but Read More...
ASET Has a Plan for Sleep Techs
August 23, 2012 1:59 PM by Amy Reavis
I had the opportunity to attend the ASET conference recently and hear an idea they had on how to bring sleep back into their fold. Since we, as sleep techs, are concerned about the future of our profession, it might be of benefit to take a listen to their Read More...
The Future of Sleep Medicine: Questions Asked To Its Leaders, part III
June 1, 2012 11:14 AM by Amy Reavis
Editors Note: This is the third in a series of blogs where Amy Korn Reavis, RPSGT, asks her mentors, role models, and people she admires about the field of sleep, how they got here, and what the future might hold. Sheri Ruth, RRT, RPSGT is one of the Read More...
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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