POSM 102 - Introduction to Polysomnography
(TP/SS only) CE
An introduction to the profession of sleep medicine and the roles and responsibilities of the polysomnographic technologist. Therapeutic communication skills, patient assessment, and legal/ethical considerations of medical records and patient care are studied from a multicultural perspective. Evidence-based practice models are introduced. PREREQUISITE(S): POSM 101 and consent of department. COREQUISITE(S): POSM 103 , POSM 104 , and POSM 105 . Three hours each week. Formerly PO 102.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Discuss the history of sleep medicine and the field of polysomnography.
- Summarize the scope of practice of sleep medicine and the polysomnographic technologist.
- Differentiate between therapeutic and social communication.
- Demonstrate oral and written communication consistent with health care standards.
- Interpret medical records and physicians’ orders accurately.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to culturally diverse peers, patients, and professional staff.
- Explain the rights and responsibilities of patients undergoing polysomnographic evaluation.
- Summarize the legal and ethical responsibilities of the polysomnographic technologist.
- Critique research studies within the polysomnographic literature.
- Discriminate between evidence-based and tradition-based polysomnographic practice.
- Give examples of patient assessments that indicate special physical, cognitive, and/or emotional needs.
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