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PSG-105 Theoretical Interventions and Clinical Patient Management

Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management is the second clinical component of the polysomnography program. It is designed to prepare students for an entry-level role as a polysomnographic (PSG) technologist. The course provides training in the fundamental concepts of clinical patient management, including identification of respiratory events and initiation and management of therapeutic interventions for sleep-related breathing disorders including positive airway pressure (PAP), oxygen, servoventilation, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. The course focuses on patient treatment and development of the skills required to identify and manage patient safety and medical emergencies in the sleep center, the delivery of patient education, and the management and optimization of therapeutic interventions. Under the supervision of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (preceptor), students will participate in polysomnographic recording procedures that include therapeutic intervention procedures. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the necessary skills to implement treatment for sleep-disordered breathing, monitor compliance with PAP therapy, manage patient safety issues and emergency situations, and educate patients and their family members with regards to sleep disorders.

Prerequisite: PSG-200: Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography must be successfully completed before taking this course.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (PSG-105-OL):
Oct 2020,  Jan 2021

Credits: 4

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