Sep 29, 2020
POSM 201 - Polysomnography II
Advanced theory and practice of polysomnography. Includes advanced monitoring techniques such as bi-level PAP, parasomnia, and seizure investigation. Emphasis is placed on obtaining and scoring a quality polysomnogram. PREREQUISITE(S): POSM 104 , POSM 105 , or consent of department. COREQUISITE(S): POSM 202 . Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly PO 201.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Develop a plan for becoming a licensed polysomnographic technologist.
- Select appropriate equipment, data acquisition parameters, and therapeutic modalities for all patients.
- Explain procedures performed for advanced monitoring.
- Explain the application across age ranges of routine polysomnographic protocols.
- Devise a plan to troubleshoot artifact and common polysomnographic equipment problems.
- Modify a practice polysomnographic recording montage to optimize recognized indications, contraindications, and potential side effects of treatment modalities.
- Explain principles of documentation for alterations in the patient’s environment and for initiation of clinical interventions across all ages.
- Differentiate normal variants and artifact from epileptiform or seizure activity.
- Calculate latency, percentages, and indices exhibited on polysomnographic recordings.
- Store polysomnographic data in secure and retrievable formats.
- Discuss the impact of sampling rate, Nyquist theory, aliasing, horizontal/vertical resolution, and screen size on signal display quality.
- Differentiate sleep and wake stages according to patient-specific factors.
- Document manipulations of the environment, amplifier settings and derivations, and equipment malfunctions.
- Modify parameters to ensure the integrity and quality of the recording.
- Apply standard criteria for scoring.
- Summarize therapeutic interventions available for sleep disorders.
- Explain the principles of titration, contraindications and complications of PAP, and oxygen devices.
- Recommend interventions and titration of oxygen and/or PAP therapy.
- Determine appropriate procedures in response to events.
- Recognize patient safety and emergency situations.
- Recognize complications and contraindications of prescribed therapy.
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