This is a test course to understand the membership system
You will learn the difference between pediatric and adult hookups, learn about infant age classifications, describe the infant sleep stage criteria, recognize the unique wave forms and the ages when the wave forms develop, understand posterior dominant rhythm and its development, and know pediatric respiratory scoring rules.
You will learn the pediatric age classifications, recognize the characteristics of sleep in different age groups, understand medical conditions that affects infants and children, and know the different sleep disorders associated with pediatric patients.
You will learn what hypnograms and actigrams are, how to read them for patients of different ages and those with sleep disorders, be able to recognize respiratory events and saturation decreases, and know the different labels used in montages.
You will learn about sleep architecture, the definitions of the sleep parameters, and how to calculate those parameters and indexes.
You will learn the characteristics of the stages of sleep, how to recognize and measure brain waves, discuss criteria for transitions from one stage to another, and how to deal with segments in an epoch.
You will learn the arousal scoring rules, understand what periodic limb movements are and the scoring requirements for them, be able to recognize a PLM series, and learn the scoring requirements for ALMAs, HFTs, EFMs, RMDs, bruxism and RBD.
You will learn about the different breathing patterns and how they look in a sleep study, and be able to discuss the scoring rules for apneas, hypopneas, RERAs, hypoventilation and Cheyne Stokes breathing.
You will learn about the various types of PAP devices and the respiratory events they treat, know about the AASM recommended parameters for CPAP and bi-level titrations, know when to switch to bi-level, learn about the titration grading categories, know about the various types of masks and how to fix problems associated with the masks, Read More
You will learn the parts of the airway system, understand about ventilation and types of respiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide and how they relate to hypoventilation and hyperventilation, learn about the oxyhemoglobin disassociation curve, learn about the effects of sleep on the respiratory system and understand about COPD.