Polysomnographic

PSGT 1101 INTRODUCTION TO SLEEP TECHNOLOGY (60-120-7)
Prerequisites: ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, PSYC 1010
Co-Requisite: PSGT 1102
This course provides an overview of the sleep technology field and develops the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes, and techniques necessary to successfully participate as an entry level polysomnographic technician. Emphasis will be placed on the profession of sleep technology the history and scope of practice; ethics, roles and professional behaviors; normal sleep-wake physiology and pathophysiology; basic sciences of sleep-wake related neuroanatomy including associated upper and lower airway anatomy and physiology; circadian rhythm biology , respiratory and cardiac systems; fundamentals of sleep-wake EEG waveform recognition; EEG microstructure; sleep architecture and all sleep-wake stage recognition.

PSGT 1102 ESSENTIALS OF SLEEP TECHNOLOGY (60-120-7)
Prerequisites: ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, PSYC 1010
Co-Requisite: PSGT 1101
This course provides an overview of the sleep technology field and develops the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes, and techniques necessary to successfully participate as an entry level polysomnographic technician. Emphasis will be placed on Sleep-Disordered breathing; Sleep-Disordered breathing treatment modalities including CPAP, BiLevel PAP and oxygen, EMG Dyssomnia events; specialized testing including MSLT, MWT and Seizure protocols; specialized sleep disorders including narcolepsy, parasomnias, and insomnias; sleep center safety and the process flow of patients.

PSGT 1111 POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS (60-195-9)
Prerequisites: PSGT 1101, PSGT 1102
An introduction to the polysomnographic skills and principles necessary for procedures to be performed in the clinical setting. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of sleep technology. Students will be required to master the skills of patient and equipment preparation; appropriate choice of leads; electrodes and sensors; proper patient preparation techniques and 10-20 EEG measurement. Instrumentation will be stressed including digital systems, oximeters, various PAP units and PAP patient interfaces, PTAF, RIP, end-tidal TCO2 and oximetry. An understanding of electrical currents will be covered including AC/DC amplifiers, EEG filters, and Common Mode Rejection Ratio. Data acquisition techniques will be incorporated including polysomnographic artifact resolution, physician order clarification, patient assessment and orientation techniques, monitoring and documentation. Students will practice polysomnographic laboratory skills including: multiple appropriate polysomnographic subject hook-ups for various types of polysomnographic testing acquiring competent skills in: charting; record documentation; application of PAP and oxygen devices and protocols; titration protocols; proper care of equipment including cleaning; sterilization; storage and archiving of data.

PSGT 2100 POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC PRACTICUM (0-270-6)
Prerequisites: PSGT 1101, PSGT 1102 ,PSGT 1111
Co-Requisite: PSGT 2101
A supervised clinical course, provides the student the continued development of skills and concepts in sleep disorder centers. Students will apply the skills and concepts learned in PSGT 1111 Polysomnographic Applications and other courses as they interview patients; explain procedures; demonstrate professional ethics and behavior; prepare equipment; perform patient assessment and orientation techniques and review patient charts. Students will appropriately adjust instrumentation and perform 10-20 EEG measurement; attach the necessary polysomnographic equipment to patients; perform polysomnographic studies, therapeutic interventions including PAP, BiLevel and oxygen interventions as well as monitor and document all interactions and procedures. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 210 hours of clinical rotation in order to successfully complete the Polysomnographic diploma program. For Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) certification eligibility upon completion of this course, please see the Program Chair.

PSGT 2101 SLEEP TECHNOLOGY – SPECIAL TOPICS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: PSGT 1111
Co-Requisite: PSGT 2100
A study of polysomnographic topics encompassing data management, mathematical equations used in polysomnographic reports, a focus on sleep report and chart review, and review of the ICSD-2 – International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd version – with emphasis on the disorders evaluated during polysomnographic studies. This course also covers scoring of adult records including sleep staging, EEG arousal awakening, REM Density, recognition of atypical EEG patterns, scoring of ECG dysrhythmias, respiratory and PLMS, and pediatric sleep and sleep staging. Basic pharmacology for the sleep lab will be discussed. This course is designed to prepare the student for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists examination and includes exam preparation and review.