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Election Time
April 3, 2014 12:04 PM by Amy Reavis
I am excited to see the elections this year. There are many new people on the ballot and the desire to bring new blood into the AAST and for more people to be involved is very exciting. I have also seen more people volunteering for committees. This again Read More...
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Elections and Volunteers
February 13, 2014 10:15 AM by Amy Reavis
This is that time of year when our associations are looking for us to step up to the plate. It is the time for us to have an influence on our field and those we chose to represent us. This is the time of year when I see so many complaints and so little 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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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...
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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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Getting to Know our Leaders in the Sleep Field
April 4, 2012 3:36 PM by Amy Reavis
Editors Note: This is the second in a series of blogs where Amy Korn Reavis asks her mentors, role models, and people she admires about the field of sleep. View part I here. The next two people who answered my questions are people who I have learned a 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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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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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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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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AAST Needs Our Support
February 17, 2010 10:11 AM by Amy Reavis
This is the time of year when the AAST asks for people to volunteer. They need committee members as well as a new secretary and two members-at-large for the board. I applied to committees for education (I teach sleep at a local community college) and Read More...
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