Technologists

A full-day Technologist Program will be offered on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Technologist Workshops will be held Monday through Wednesday (October 9-11, 2017). View the World Sleep 2017 program.

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 Continuing Sleep Technology Education credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.


Technologist Program
Sunday 08.10.2017, 09:00 – 17:00
Club H, Prague Congress Centre

Chairs
S. Keenan, United States
O. Ludka, Czech Republic

Technologist session – Sunday all day program

Opening address
09:00 – 09:05

Parasomnias, movement disorders and forensics in sleep medicine: Sleep technology at its most exciting and most challenging
M. Mahowald, United States
09:05 – 09:50

Variability in scoring of respiratory events during sleep
E. Sif Arnardottir, Iceland
09:50 – 10:20

Coffee break
10:20 – 10:40

Cognitive behavioral therapy
V. Castronovo, Italy
10:40 – 11:10

Orofacial myofuntional therapy
J. Moeller, United States
11:10 – 11:40

Overview of normal human sleep: Clinical and technical considerations
S. Keenan, United States
11:40 – 12:10

Question and answer
12:10 – 12:15

Lunch break
12:15 – 13:15

Overview of childhood sleep disorders
S. Sullivan, United States
13:15 – 14:00

Driving and sleep apnea: European driver’s license
M. Gonçalves, Portugal
14:00 – 14:30

New technology based on sound collection
K. Melehan, Australia
14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break
15:00 – 15:20

The impact of lack of early diagnosis of sleep disorders: The need for community outreach
S. Keenan, United States
15:20 – 15:50

Sleep disordered breathing in adults with down syndrome
L. Hill, United Kingdom
15:50 – 16:20

Question and answer
16:20 – 16:30


*Pending– Monday

T01: Hands-on head wiring, with paediatric aspects of polysomnography
Monday, 09.10.2017, 09:00 – 10:30
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Hands-on head wiring, with paediatric aspects of polysomnography
L. Hill, United Kingdom
S. Briscoe, United Kingdom
09:00 – 10:30

T02: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for sleep technologists part 1
Monday, 09.10.2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Limit: 30 attendees

The workshop is designed for the the theoretical part (first half), which will be focus on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (also other acute cardiovascular conditions such as acute myocardial infarction and acute heart failure will be discussed) in connection with sleep disorders, especially sleep-disordered breathing, and the second half of the session will be practical, which will focus on CPR in this context as there is a direct connection with sleep and sleep disorders.

Presentation
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for sleep technologists part 1
I. Cundrle Jr., Czech Republic
L. Ruzek, Czech Republic
O. Ludka, Czech Republic
14:00 – 15:30

T03: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for sleep technologists part 2
Monday, 09.10.2017, 17:30 – 19:00
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Limit: 30 attendees

The workshop is designed for the the theoretical part (first half), which will be focus on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (also other acute cardiovascular conditions such as acute myocardial infarction and acute heart failure will be discussed) in connection with sleep disorders, especially sleep-disordered breathing, and the second half of the session will be practical, which will focus on CPR in this context as there is a direct connection with sleep and sleep disorders.

Presentation
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for sleep technologists part 2
L. Ruzek, Czech Republic
I. Cundrle Jr., Czech Republic
17:30 – 19:00


Tuesday

T04: Group scoring discussion: Respiratory related breathing disorders
Tuesday, 10.10.2017, 09:00 – 10:30
Room 221 in Prague Congress Centre

 

Chairs
T. Penzel, Germany

Summary
In this course there are the most common and frequently requested topics to be covered in order to get familiar with the latest and most updated guidelines as per the AASM. The topics will discuss very interesting practical and clinical examples where most scorers find these very confusing. Each participant will have the opportunity to do hands on under the supervision of the experienced trainer, whom is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Sleep Technologists. Participants will be using computer software within the course.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
Summarize the updated AASM guidelines for scoring sleep stages and arousals
Summarize the updated AASM guideliness for scoring respiratory events
Identify the sleep related motor disorders
Recognize sleep related events and score them accourding to the AASM guidelines

Target Audience
Health professionals interested in getting updated about the latest AASM scoring rules and to increase their confidence in scoring by understanding the methodology of applying these rules on real demo traces.

Presentation
Introduction
T. Penzel, Germany
09:00 – 09:10
Recommended & alternative sensors in PSG
A. Obeidat, United States
09:10 – 09:50
AASM guidelines for scoring sleep stages in adults
A. Obeidat, United States
09:50 – 10:30

T05: Breathing Re-Education to achieve nasal and normal minute volume for sleep
Tuesday, 10.10.2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Chairs
S. Keenan, United States
O. Ludka, Czech Republic

Summary
The shift from nasal to oral breathing is physiologically disadvantageous leading to an unstable breathing pattern during sleep. Breathing re-education to help restore nasal breathing and normalise breathing volume may have therapeutic applications in sleep disordered breathing. During this workshop, Patrick McKeown will detail breathing exercises to decongest the nose, switch to nasal breathing and improve breathing patterns. Practice each exercise and explore the relationship between rhinitis, asthma and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss basic cognitive and behavioral aspects of breathing
Understand these principles sufficiently to integrate concepts into patient support
Appreciate the role of breathing re education as a powerful adjunctive treatment to CPAP and Surgery

Presentation
Breathing Re-Education to achieve nasal and normal minute volume for sleep
P. McKeown, Ireland
14:00 – 15:30

T06: The 3 C’s: Credentialing, certification, CECs
Tuesday, 10.10.2017, 17:30 – 19:00
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Chairs
O. Ludka, Czech Republic
S. Keenan, United States

Summary
In this workshop, the presenters will discuss the advantages of obtaining various Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists credentials and the eligibility requirements for each. The process for recertification will be covered, as well. Lastly, a summary of the various benefits of American Association of Sleep Technologists membership will be delivered to attendees.

Learning Objectives
Describe the advantages of obtaining the Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), and Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) credentials through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
Identify the various benefits of being a member of the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST).

Presentation
The 3 C’s: Credentialing, Certification, CECs
D. Lane, United States
D. Wolfe, United States
17:30 – 19:00


Wednesday

T07: Group scoring discussion: PLMD
Wednesday, 11.10.2017, 09:00 – 10:30
Room 221 in Prague Congress Centre

Chairs
T. Penzel, Germany

Summary
In this course there are the most common and frequently requested topics to be covered in order to get familiar with the latest and most updated guidelines as per the AASM. The topics will discuss very interesting practical and clinical examples where most scorers find these very confusing. Each participant will have the opportunity to do hands on under the supervision of the experienced trainer, whom is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Sleep Technologists. Participants will be using computer software within the course.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
Summarize the updated AASM guidelines for scoring sleep stages and arousals
Summarize the updated AASM guideliness for scoring respiratory events
Identify the sleep related motor disorders
Recognize sleep related events and score them according to the AASM guidelines

Target Audience
Health professionals interested in getting updated about the latest AASM scoring rules and to increase their confidence in scoring by understanding the methodology of applying these rules on real demo traces

Presentation
AASM guidelines for scoring respiratory events in adults
A. Obeidat, United States
09:00 – 09:40
AASM guidelines for motor related events in adults
A. Obeidat, United States
09:40 – 10:20
Question and answer
A. Obeidat, United States
10:20 – 10:30

T08: Oximetry interpretation
Wednesday, 11.10.2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Presentation
Oximetry interpretation
14:00 – 15:30

T09: Experiences in sleep medicine around the world
Wednesday, 11.10.2017, 17:30 – 19:00
Club H in Prague Congress Centre

Chairs
S. Keenan, United States
O. Ludka, Czech Republic

Presentation
Clinical practice in Canada
M. Eden, Canada
17:30 – 17:40
Clinical practice in Japan
N. Tachibana, Japan
H. Muraki, Japan
17:40 – 17:50
Clinical practice in Hong Kong
D.K.-K. Ng, Hong Kong
17:50 – 18:00
Clinical practice in the United States
A. Robinson, United States
18:00 – 18:10
Clinical practice in the Czech Republic
M. Pretl, Czech Republic
18:10 – 18:20
Clinical practice in Thailand
M. Veeravigrom, Thailand
18:20 – 18:30


View 2017 Congress Technologist Committee members.