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Make Staff Meetings More Productive
November 28, 2012 6:11 PM by Amy Reavis
Every month we need to have a staff meeting. I personally hate them, but I know they are necessary--and I've discovered that you can create meaningful staff meetings and help meet your CEU requirements at the same time. If you create a yearly schedule Read More...
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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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Becoming a Multicenter Sleep Lab: The Challenges
June 30, 2011 9:15 AM by Amy Reavis
Growth is hard. Our lab is planning its first offspring. It is exciting but a little distressing. I am learning that when you work with people who like to have control, you have to stand up for what you want. In the end, you will get what is best for 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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How Can You Nurture Sleep Techs With Low Self-Esteem?
November 1, 2010 1:29 PM by Amy Reavis
I believe one of the most important parts of management is to help to create future leaders. I don't think that nurturing new leaders puts your job in danger. It actually encourages people in my department to be better techs and to be more satisfied at Read More...
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Sleep Techs Need to Understand How Insurance Works
October 15, 2010 7:22 AM by Amy Reavis
Many sleep technicians don't know how insurance works. They don't understand what insurances cover and which insurances need authorizations before giving equipment or performing tests. To them, this is an issue just for the billing office and the scheduling Read More...
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Avoid Taking Shortcuts in the Sleep Lab
August 20, 2010 10:22 AM by Amy Reavis
I've been involved in sleep for the past 10 years, and I can tell you that I still measure every patient's head when I do a setup. My setups take between 45 minutes and an hour. I have never really gotten much faster than that. I think it's because I Read More...
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