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Difficult Patients in the Sleep Lab
August 21, 2014 11:15 AM by Penny Mehaffey
Difficult patients in the sleep lab are no surprise, nor are they a new phenomenon. What is new is the frequency with which they are showing up. Sometimes it feels as if the doctors are in a contest to see who can refer in the most difficult patient. Read More...
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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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Asleep During 'The Week'
March 13, 2014 12:26 PM by Penny Mehaffey
We just concluded Sleep Awareness week 2014. I am ashamed to say that I completely forgot about it this year. This year I was too distracted and was not even aware until the last day. But I will make up for it next week by hosting a belated event. After Read More...
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do
February 6, 2014 10:38 AM by Amy Reavis
I do not know about you but I used to hear, "Do as I say, not as I do," all the time from my parents. I know that as sleep techs we are not perfect, but we really should follow our own advice. I have worked in labs, I have sent students out to labs and Read More...
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A Call to Arms
October 17, 2013 10:58 AM by Amy Reavis
The AAST has called us to arms. Our future is banging on the door and we do need to embrace it. Many of us saw the handwriting on the wall and have attended the sleep educators coarse with the desire to earn a new credential. Why do we want this new credential? Read More...
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Thankful for Our Sleep Techs
October 10, 2013 10:07 AM by Penny Mehaffey
It's official, Sleep Tech Appreciation Week 2013 is here! Yay! I really do enjoy this particular time of the year. I appreciate the opportunity to take some time out to recognize my co-workers for the wonderful job they do. I think it's important that Read More...
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Sleep Educators Course
October 3, 2013 8:54 AM by Amy Reavis
I have to admit that the BRPT has really stepped up to create the next step of growth in our field. It is an impressive sight, when a conference room is overfilled and there are 300 eager people learning about the extended role of the educator. This was 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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The True Problem in Our Sleep Field
June 27, 2013 3:43 PM by Amy Reavis
It is amazing what I keep reading. Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by Chicken Little saying the sky is falling. All I ever hear anymore is that the field is being taken over by OCST and the insurance companies. Then I get a test asking for the name Read More...
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