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  • Another Opportunity for Sleep Field Growth

    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 due to their current work load. They are instead turning to health and wellness coaches ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on January 9, 2014
  • The Latest Sleep Research

    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 performed ablations to the research on changes in EEG associated with ADHD, there is always ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on August 8, 2013
  • Role of Techs Includes Guiding Patients to Other Therapies

    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 the issues I see us assisting with is the use of complimentary ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on March 7, 2013
  • Personalized Care Improves Outcomes, Grows Business

    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 activate the card. It cost them a customer. The extra 10 minutes this person ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on May 26, 2011
  • Evaluate Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

    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 the last year and to plan for the next year. This year is particularly important ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on January 20, 2011
  • Celebrate Sleep Tech Appreciation Week

    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. On it you will see how others have celebrated, activities such as a crossword and word search, a ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on September 30, 2010