11 Cardiac Arrhythmias

You will learn about the cardiac conduction system, recognize and know how to deal with sinus rhythms, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, atrioventricular blocks and dangerous arrhythmias.

10 Polysomnographic Procedures

You will learn the procedures for: a PSG study, portable monitoring, and MSLT and WMT. You will be able to calculate latencies, know what actigraphy is and how to use it, and know pediatric procedures and how they differ from adult procedures.

09 Artifacts

You will learn what an artifact is, how to recognize high and low frequency artifacts and how to resolve them.

07 Instrumentation: Filters & Time Constant

You will learn what filters are and the AASM recommended filters settings, and how to use filters to avoid and reduce artifacts, know the characteristics of a signal and how time constant and low frequency filters are related and how they can change signals.

06 Instrumentation: Amplifiers, Electrodes, Polarity, Sensitivity and Gain

You will learn about electrical principles as they relate to polysomnography, be able to explain what electrical bio-potentials are, discuss different amplifiers and how they are used in sleep medicine; know the difference between referential and bipolar electrodes and how they relate to common mode rejection, and learn what polarity, gain and sensitivity are.

05 Pre-Study Activities, Recording Devices and the 10-20 Electrode Placement System

You will learn about professionalism, know the procedures before and after the patient arrives, recognize the various questionnaires, know what good sleep hygiene is, be able to recognize the characteristics of electrodes, sensors and monitors, be able to name the electrode placement sites for the 10-20 system, and know how to calculate the measurements.

04 Patient Safety & Emergency Situations

You will learn about safety guidelines, emergency procedures, infection control, disinfection techniques, how to respond to emergencies such as fire/earthquake, and how to respond to patients who have cardiac, seizure or violent episodes. HIPAA procedures and rules will be explained.

01 Normal Sleep and Life Span

You will learn the various brain waves, their frequencies and in what regions of the brain they are seen best. Understand and recognize the different sleep stages and the characteristics in the EEG, EOG and EMG. Recognize the sleep patterns of sleep stages, and learn about the changes that take place in sleep across the Read More

03 Sleep Disorders

You will learn the categories of sleep disorders and the particular sleep disorders in each category, including insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, central disorders of hypersomnolence, sleep-related movement disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, and parasomnias.