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What Can't a Sleep Tech Do?
August 2, 2012 12:42 PM by Penny Mehaffey
Hodgepodge is my word for the day, and if you follow synchronicity, then it's the pattern for my life lately. I guess it's a good thing. That post-vacation funk is gone and in its place is the business of the new agenda. All of the new hires have moved Read More...
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Why You Should Attend Conferences
June 29, 2012 11:28 AM by Amy Reavis
More people are asking how to get free CEUs online. It is about getting the credits and maybe learning something new. However, there is a great deal to be said for taking a day or two out of your schedule to attend a conference once or twice a year. There Read More...
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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...
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Conferences, Conferences, Conferences
April 26, 2012 10:17 AM by Penny Mehaffey
It has been a whirlwind of a week again and it's going to be this way for a while. The winds have been howling with all of the usual activity that comes with being the day technologist in a busy lab. Add to that all of the conferences coming up that one Read More...
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Study Tips for Board Exams
January 19, 2012 9:28 AM by Amy Reavis
As I chatted with some sleep technicians the other night who were concerned about studying for the board exam, I realized no one had ever taught them how to study or take a standardized test effectively. This surprised me since we have to take so many 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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Fun and Rules for Social Media in Your 'Sleep'
October 27, 2011 8:40 AM by Amy Reavis
In this day and age we are connected and disconnected all the time. It used to be just the phone became mobile but now everything in your life is on the go. If you do not think this is true just Google yourself! The things you will learn are amazing. 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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Moving to the Next Level
May 5, 2011 8:59 AM by Amy Reavis
One of my jobs is to help run an ad on sleep program for the local respiratory therapy degree. We are even considering making it part of the BS degree in cardiopulmonary. Which leads me to ask, "Where do I see an advanced practitioner in this field?" Read More...
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Health Fairs: A Love-Hate Relationship
April 6, 2011 9:16 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Ah, the paradox of health fairs. I love them because of all the interaction that goes on. It's an opportunity to see my colleagues and what their companies are offering, as well as a great way for me to objectively size up my competition and to grade Read More...
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