Texas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology
PREFERRED: Associates Degree or more Advanced Degree
The graduates are required to be able to prepare the patient for testing and successfully perform polysomnographic studies, familiarity with EKG and EEG abnormalities and the use of proper documentation and note taking, have a good understanding and be able to administer CPAP, BiPAP, Auto-set PAP and oxygen (O2) therapy.
There will be some exposure to the scoring of sleep records, but ability to achieve this expertise is outside the scope of this curriculum. Future experience in the field and additional courses can be taken to achieve this goal.
Completion of this course is essentially the first step in achieving certification or registry in sleep technology. Further requirements may be found at The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT - www.brpt.org) or the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM - www.absm.org).