Fundamentals of Sleep Technology: Endorsed by the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) / Edition 1

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Overview

This text provides a thorough understanding of the use of polysomnography and other technologies in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. Coverage includes in-depth reviews of the neurophysiology and cardiopulmonary aspects of sleep and the pathophysiology of sleep disorders. Detailed sections on polysomnography include recording procedures, identifying and scoring sleep stages and sleep-related events, and report generation. Chapters discuss therapeutic interventions including positive airway pressure, supplemental oxygen, surgical and pharmacologic treatments, and patient education. A section focuses on pediatric sleep disorders and polysomnography. Also included are chapters on establishing and managing a sleep center and accrediting a sleep program.

This text provides a thorough understanding of the use of polysomnography and other technologies in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. Coverage includes in-depth reviews of the neurophysiology and cardiopulmonary aspects of sleep and the pathophysiology of sleep disorders. Detailed sections on polysomnography include recording procedures, identifying and scoring sleep stages and sleep-related events, and report generation. Chapters discuss therapeutic interventions including positive airway pressure, supplemental oxygen, surgical and pharmacologic treatments, and patient education. A section focuses on pediatric sleep disorders and polysomnography. Also included are chapters on establishing and managing a sleep center and accrediting a sleep program.

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Reviewer: M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book is the culmination of the American Association of Sleep Technologists' (AAST) goal to advance the practice of polysomnography and promote consistency in its use by providing a comprehensive text on sleep technology.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as an educational resource for sleep technologists in order to ensure that qualified sleep technologists will have training in sleep medicine and sleep technology that will ensure the provision of the highest quality of care to patients with sleep disorders.
Audience: Although targeted for sleep technologists in particular, the book can also be used by students or clinicians who wish to have an understanding of sleep technology. The editors are prominent authorities in the field who have authored a variety of books on sleep technology as well as other books in the field of sleep medicine.
Features: Each of the 78 chapters is authored by authorities in the field of sleep medicine. Chapters range from comprehensive reviews of sleep physiology and cardiopulmonary aspects of sleep to discussions of sleep disorders, pediatric sleep, interventions and therapeutics, and sleep research in the sleep center. Detailed reviews of po1ysomnography procedures and other procedures such as multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness testing, and actigraphy together with patient preparation prior to procedures as well as recognition and scoring of events are included. Specific sections are devoted to the establishment and management of a sleep center. The editors acknowledge that at the time they were writing the book, revisions were to be made to the acquisition and scoring of polysomnographic data that were not going to be available prior to publication.
Assessment: This is a useful book, not only for sleep technologists, but also for other students of sleep medicine or clinicians who desire a better understanding of sleep technology. I recommend this highly as a good resource for these audiences. It compares favorably to other similar books, and may be better, given its comprehensive coverage of sleep technology and its use in sleep disorders evaluation and management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792875
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 710
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW OF SLEEP MEDICINE: The Evolution of Polysomnographic Technology / The Scope of Modern Sleep Medicine

PHYSIOLOGY OF NORMAL SLEEP: Neurophysiologic Basis of Sleep and Wakefulness / Normal Patterns and Phenomena of Sleep, Arousal, and Wakefulness / Sleep Deprivation / Sleep Across the Life Cycle / Sleep and Aging / Sleep in Women / Circadian Rhythms

CARDIOPULMONARY ASPECTS OF SLEEP: The Airway and Mechanics of Breathing / Breathing Control Mechanisms / Gas Exchange and Transport / Normal Cardiac Physiology (Including Electrophysiology)

SLEEP DISORDERS: Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Central Sleep Apnea / Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders / Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep / Restless Legs Syndrome / Narcolepsy / Parasomnias / Insomnia / Sleep and Medical Disorders / Cardiopulmonary Disorders Affecting Sleep in the Elderly / Sleep Disorders and Degenerative Neurologic Disorders / Sleep Disorders and Vascular Disorders / Psychiatric Disorders That Affect Sleep

PREPARATION FOR POLYSOMNOGRAPHY: Patient Interviewing / Assessment and Accommodation for Special Needs / Patient Preparation

POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC RECORDING PROCEDURES: Fundamentals of Electroencephalography and Other Biopotentials / Polysomnography Recording Systems / Principles of Recording Biopotentials

RECOGNIZING AND SCORING RECORDED EVENTS: Sleep Stages and Sleep Architecture / Noninvasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange During Sleep / Sleep-Disordered Breathing / Cardiac Arrhythmias / Report Generation / Recording Quality and Artifacts / Motor Events / Nocturnal Seizures / Pharmacologic Effects on the Polysomnogram

EVALUATION OF HYPERSOMNIA: Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test / Wrist Actigraphy / Subjective Evaluation of Sleepiness

INTERVENTIONS AND THERAPEUTICS: Positive Pressure Airway Therapy / Titration of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Application and Adjustment of Positive Airway Pressure Devices / Enhancing Therapeutic Compliance / Bilevel Positive Pressure Airway Devices and Titration of Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure / Autotitrating Devices for Positive Airway Pressure / Noninvasive Ventilation for Sleep-Disordered Breathing / Oxygen Administration in the Sleep Center / Dental Sleep Medicine / Surgical and Pharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Disorders / Sleep Hygiene / Treatment of Insomnia / Patient and Family Education

PEDIATRIC SLEEP: Preparation of Infants and Children for Polysomnography / Infant and Toddler Polysomnography / Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Children / Nonrespiratory Pediatric Sleep Disorders / Neuromuscular Disorders Affecting Sleep in Children / Pulmonary Disorders Affecting Sleep in Children / Parasomnias in Children / Interventions in the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, Including Positive Airway Pressure / Pediatric Scoring

SLEEP CENTER MANAGEMENT: Professionalism / Staffing a Sleep Center / Sleep Center Policies and Procedures / Safety Considerations for the Sleep Center / Accrediting a Sleep Program

ESTABLISHING A SLEEP CENTER: The Sleep Center and Physical Plant / Audiovisual Equipment in the Sleep Center / Evaluating and Replacing Equipment in the Sleep Center

RESEARCH IN THE SLEEP CENTER: Regulations on Research, Recruitment of Subjects, and Subject Rights / Funding, Writing, and Obtaining Grants / Pediatric Research

APPENDICES: Certification of Polysomnographic Technologists / Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Standards of Conduct: Professional Discipline Committee / Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Rules and Procedures Regarding Ethical and Professional Discipline Complaints / Introduction to the New International Classification of Sleep Disorders

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