Polysomnography for the Sleep Technologist

Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Related Procedures

By

  • Bonnie Robertson, AAHA, CRT, RPSGT, President Robertson Sleep Medicine Consulting Indianapolis, IN St. Francis Hospitals Operations, Sleep Disorders Program 8051 South Emerson Avenue, 310 Indianapolis, IN 46237
  • Buddy Marshall, MEd, CRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technology Program Director Baptist Health Schools Little Rock 11900 Colonel Glenn Road Little Rock, AR 72210
  • Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, CPNP, D, ABSM, FNAP , Assistant Professor of Clincial Nursing and Pediatrics University of Rochester 601 Elmwood Ave Box SON Rochester, NY 14642

The only sleep technology text written by experienced polysomnography educators, Polysomnography for the Sleep Technologist: Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Related Procedures covers the procedural knowledge you need to understand sleep studies. A sequential learning model systematically covers electronics, instrumentation, recording parameters, data acquisition, ancillary equipment, troubleshooting, recording quality, infection control, basic positive pressure therapy, and cardiopulmonary monitoring and intervention essential to polysomnography.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10019-9


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Physiology, and Polysomnographic Technology

Chapter 2: Classification of Sleep Disorders

Chapter 3: Electronics and Electricity

Chapter 4: Frequency, Voltage, and Morphology of Signals

Chapter 6: The Recording of Physiological Parameters and Electrical Safety

Chapter 7: Data Acquisition Systems

Chapter 8: Sensors, Transducers, and Ancillary Equipment

Chapter 9: The Polysomnogram: Pre-Study Procedures, Monitoring activities, and Post Study Scoring and Interpretation

Chapter 10: Recognizing, Evaluating, and Minimizing Artifacts During A Polysomnographic Recording

Chapter 11: The Cardiopulmonary System: Essentials for the Polysomnographic Technologist

Chapter 12: Non-Invasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange During Polysomnography

Chapter 13: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome Management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Chapter 14: Infection Control and Emergent Response in the Sleep Center

Appendix I - Fundamental Math Concepts

Appendix II - Common Report Parameters and Recommended Settings

Appendix III - Measurements and Conversions

Glossary