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  • Challenged by BRPT Exam

    I mentioned before that I attended the FOCUS spring conference in Florida. My main goal for that event was to attend the sleep educator workshop presented by the BRPT. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I did learn a lot; it was worth every penny spent.  Now, I am tasked with passing the associated exam. I ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on July 10, 2014
  • Hurray for FOCUS 2014

    Well, we have another FOCUS meeting behind us.  nd what a great meeting it was: action packed, star studded and uber-educational.  Hats off to everyone involved in putting this first-class event together. The meeting was held at the Coronado Springs resort at Disney World, near Orlando, Fla. It's an idyllic setting, as is ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on May 22, 2014
  • Thankful for Many Things, Including a Sleep Career

    I always spend November being thankful. It is a busy month for me as I find that work is busy, my son's birthday is celebrated -- this year he is 21-- and the holidays gear up. This year I even get to deal with Hanukah in November. It has been a crazy year so I am grateful for so many things -- including the challenges. I ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on November 14, 2013
  • Sleep Educators Course

    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 a motivated group of people open to learning new skills, the role of ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on October 3, 2013
  • What is Your Five Year Plan?

    In my last blog I discussed the serious issue of changes in our field -- changes that could affect job availability and job descriptions.  I never bring up a topic without trying to provide a solution.  My solutions may not be the best for you, but at least I want to give people some ideas and I hope you will share your feedback as ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on May 16, 2013
  • A Case for Learning EEG

    I recently attended the WSET conference in San Francisco.  One of the most interesting talks given was on the importance of long term EEG monitoring in the ICU.  We have many concerns about the future of sleep testing.  Although I see the field changing and the work of technologists becoming more of a doctor-extender, there are ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • Where Do We Find Quality Teachers?

    I can tell you I learned sleep due to people sharing their knowledge in books and at conferences. I took advantage of my manufacturers' representatives. I will forever be grateful to those who helped me to become a sleep tech. Now I have moved to a place where I can help shape the next generation of technologists, who will be well educated ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on November 15, 2012
  • What Do Sleep Techs Really Want at a Conference?

    Our inaugural Florida Society of Sleep Technologists meeting was a success. It was truly a learning experience for me and I am appreciative of the patience the attendants had with us as we worked out the kinks. But the best thing that happened during the conference actually occurred due to a ''disaster'' we could not have anticipated. One of our ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on November 10, 2011
  • This Is the Year of the Sleep Technician

    I have to say this is the definitely the year that sleep technicians took responsibility for their future. This year there were many changes to the field and we were proactive. We looked at the changes that licensure is presenting, the questions about our qualifications and the changes in insurance reimbursement and dealt with each issue ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on September 29, 2011
  • Creating a State Sleep Society

    I laughed when I got a phone call asking me if I could help to create the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists. Why would I get the phone call? Well because I had asked often enough if there actually was a state society for the technicians. Although a group of people did try to get it started, ultimately it did not get off the ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on August 4, 2011
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