Key Features

  • In-depth discussions of polysomnographic technology in the clinical evaluation, physiological monitoring and testing, instrumentation, diagnosis, infection control, management and prevention of a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders and daytime alertness offers comprehensive coverage of polysomnography technology.
  • Expert content written by the same authors who were instrumental in producing a standardized model curriculum outline.
  • Unique sequential approach builds concepts over time and simplifies the material’s complexity.
  • Over 150 full-color graphs, charts, and illustrations supply visual guidance.
  • End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your knowledge and prepare for certification as a sleep technologist.
  • Chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms and a bulleted chapter summary supplies a standard format to help you identify and focus on key content.

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



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