The only sleep technology text written by experienced polysomnography educators, Polysomnography for the Sleep Technologist: Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Related Procedures covers the procedural knowledge you need to understand sleep studies. A sequential learning model systematically covers electronics, instrumentation, recording parameters, data acquisition, ancillary equipment, troubleshooting, recording quality, infection control, basic positive pressure therapy, and cardiopulmonary monitoring and intervention essential to polysomnography.
In-depth discussions of polysomnographic technology
in the clinical evaluation, physiological monitoring and testing, instrumentation, diagnosis, infection control, management and prevention of a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders and daytime alertness offers comprehensive coverage of polysomnography technology.
Expert content written by the same authors who were instrumental in producing a standardized model curriculum outline.
Unique sequential approach builds concepts over time and simplifies the material's complexity.
Over 150 full-color graphs, charts, and illustrations supply visual guidance.
End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your knowledge and prepare for certification as a sleep technologist.
Chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms and a bulleted chapter summary supplies a standard format to help you identify and focus on key content.
Chapter 1: Overview of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Physiology, and Polysomnographic Technology
Chapter 2: Classification of Sleep Disorders
Chapter 3: Electronics and Electricity
Chapter 4: Frequency, Voltage, and Morphology of Signals
Chapter 6: The Recording of Physiological Parameters and Electrical Safety
Chapter 7: Data Acquisition Systems
Chapter 8: Sensors, Transducers, and Ancillary Equipment
Chapter 9: The Polysomnogram: Pre-Study Procedures, Monitoring activities, and Post Study Scoring and Interpretation
Chapter 10: Recognizing, Evaluating, and Minimizing Artifacts During A Polysomnographic Recording
Chapter 11: The Cardiopulmonary System: Essentials for the Polysomnographic Technologist
Chapter 12: Non-Invasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange During Polysomnography
Chapter 13: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome Management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Chapter 14: Infection Control and Emergent Response in the Sleep Center
Appendix I - Fundamental Math Concepts
Appendix II - Common Report Parameters and Recommended Settings
Appendix III - Measurements and Conversions
By Bonnie Robertson, AAHA, CRT, RPSGT, President
Robertson Sleep Medicine Consulting
St. Francis Hospitals
Operations, Sleep Disorders Program
8051 South Emerson Avenue, 310
Indianapolis, IN 46237; Buddy Marshall, MEd, CRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technology Program Director
Baptist Health Schools Little Rock
11900 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72210
and Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, CPNP, D, ABSM, FNAP
, Assistant Professor of Clincial Nursing and Pediatrics
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642