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Another Opportunity for Sleep Field Growth
January 9, 2014 10:09 AM by Amy Reavis
I read an interesting article about how the Affordable Care Act will be covering weight loss coaching as part of the mandatory coverage starting in 2014. The article goes on to talk about the fact that physicians will not be able to do this counseling Read More...
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The Latest Sleep Research
August 8, 2013 8:56 AM by Amy Reavis
We look at sleep studies and we use CPAP but how many of us actually read the new research out there? We have great new ways of marketing our labs by using this research. From the studies that associate sleep apnea with new stroke patients and recently Read More...
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Role of Techs Includes Guiding Patients to Other Therapies
March 7, 2013 9:44 AM by Amy Reavis
I believe our role as sleep techs is not one of just running a clean study but is also one of educating. We tend to talk to patients when we are setting them up and in the morning. We also tread a slim line between what we can and cannot share. One of Read More...
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Personalized Care Improves Outcomes, Grows Business
May 26, 2011 8:51 AM by Amy Reavis
I had an experience getting some prescriptions filled: The technician was working with me to get a discount card to work that I could not use at another pharmacy. It turned out that the other pharmacy just did not know to make a phone call required to Read More...
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Evaluate Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
January 20, 2011 7:22 AM by Amy Reavis
The beginning of the year is usually the slow time of the year. The patients do not want to pay their yearly deductible and many people are recovering from the holidays. I find this is the best time for me to look over what worked and did not work over 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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Do We Help Keep People Healthy or Treat Disease?
July 12, 2010 10:06 AM by Amy Reavis
With the increase in unemployment here, we have seen more people refuse studies. Patients don't want to spend money on as many tests and do not have the money for their new higher deductibles. But people are spending more on things to help keep them healthy. Read More...
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Moving Out Of Your Comfort Zone
July 28, 2009 1:19 PM by Amy Reavis
In all new positions you will be asked to do new things. This is true whether you are doing the same skills or whether you are adding skills you have never done before. In my lab, I find that the new techs have difficulty remembering how to do the paperwork Read More...
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Have You Had Any?
November 11, 2008 11:01 AM by Amy Reavis
I came to work today thinking it was going to be a normal day. I got up, dressed, drove my teenager to school because he thinks the bus is evil, and arrived at work. I currently run a sleep lab and usually work days. This day just went everywhere in a Read More...
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