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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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Continuing Education: Keeping Your Credentials vs. Pushing to A New Level
October 4, 2012 1:41 PM by Amy Reavis
You know I believe in education: I nearly shout it from the rooftops. However, sometimes being educated on the same subject over and over really does not move you forward. Recently, I found a resource that has pushed me out of my comfort zone to a new Read More...
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Sure Signs of Fall
September 27, 2012 10:25 AM by Penny Mehaffey
With the passing of September 22, fall has officially begun. My family in North Carolina can tell it is here because they are experiencing some very cool temperatures and the turning of those beautiful leaves. No way to miss that. Here in Georgia, we Read More...
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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...
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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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State Sleep Societies Are Here to Grow Our Field
October 13, 2011 8:30 AM by Amy Reavis
The AAST recently sponsored the State Leadership Conference in Chicago. This was designed to help the organization to learn from each other and understand important organizational information such as financial planning and publicity. The AAST was very Read More...
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Sleep Tech Attends EEG Meeting, and Benefits
August 11, 2011 9:40 AM by Penny Mehaffey
I have been busy this year attending more conferences than ever before. I may have mentioned that previously. I've been to FOCUS, GASP and last weekend I was in Atlanta at the ASET conference, which is actually the annual EEG meeting. I felt a little 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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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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Sleep Medicine 2010: Change is Good
December 23, 2009 4:19 PM by Amy Reavis
If there is one thing that I know from watching this past year it is that those who can embrace change will be the most successful. We have so many changes in the field--some of them worked and some did not-- but all in all it has help us to change into Read More...
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The Real Test: Writing BRPT Exam Questions
October 6, 2009 1:15 PM by Amy Reavis
If you think that the people who write the BRPT tests are clueless or are trying to trick you, think again. The people who write the test are you and me. The questions are gone over multiple times, trialed and reviewed again. There is science that goes Read More...
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My First BRPT Symposium
September 30, 2009 9:42 AM by Amy Reavis
Attending the BRPT Symposium for the first time was a great learning experience. Having the opportunity to meet the leadership of our test body, learn how the test is created, and see where we are going in the future was very enlightening. The meeting Read More...
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