Essentials of Polysomnography: A Training Guide and Reference For Sleep Technicians by William H. Spriggs

Essentials of Polysomnography: A Training Guide and Reference For Sleep Technicians

Book Title: Essentials of Polysomnography: A Training Guide and Reference For Sleep Technicians

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 128403027X

Author: William H. Spriggs


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Essentials of Polysomnography, Second Edition is a 386-page full color text designed specifically for sleep technicians and professionals. The new compact design and layout includes the same amount of content from the First Edition, with updated content and images. This textbook is written by William H. Spriggs, a certified sleep technician, and is used in hospitals, sleep labs, physician offices, and colleges and universities around the world. The Second Edition is ideal for training new sleep technicians, and students interested in studying polysomnography, as well as physicians, sleep lab managers, DME reps, and sleep lab front office staff members. The new edition's content and questions reflect the new ICSD-3 classifications, AASM Rules and address the BRPT new exam blueprints as well as the revised AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events released in July 2013, content includes:

An overview of normal sleep and the history of sleep disorders
Patient education and the patient flow process
Life as a Sleep Technician
Patient Hookup Procedures
Polysomnography overview and interpretation
Pediatric sleep medicine
Hundreds of sample epochs depicting sleep stages, artifacts, and events

New Chapters/Topics in the Second Edition include:

Medical and Neurological effects on sleep
Effects of Medicine on Sleep
Updated, as well as more, coverage on ECG
All content is updated to reflect the ICSD-3, AASM, and BRPT changes