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AHL 133 - Introduction to Polysomnography

4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to introduce the student to polysomnography. Topics to be covered include the history of sleep medicine, patient history, sleep disorders, the 10-20 system, and the hookup of a patient.


Course Objectives:

1. discuss the history of sleep medicine; recognize and study the basic terminology and vocabulary frequently used in sleep medicine;

2.identify the basic types of sleep disorders, the symptoms and the possible treatments of each;

3. discuss the paperwork used during a sleep study, such as a history, bedtime questionnaire, and technician log;

4. identify the stages of sleep and the stage landmarks;

5. demonstrate the way to use the common tools used to determine excessive daytime sleepiness, such as the Epworth Questionnaire and the Berlin Questionnaire;

6. utilize the 10-20 hookup system to identify the landmarks on the head and face to measure for each electrode placement;

7. demonstrate the sites to perform a 10-20 hookup that is standard, MSLT/MWT modified, and a seizure montage;

8. define the different types of Apnea—Central, Obstructive, and Mixed; and

9. demonstrate that you can calculate the Apnea Hypopnea Index and the Respiratory Disturbance Index.

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