Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2020  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSM 207 - Legal and Ethical Issues for Sleep Technologists


An introduction to the legal aspects and ethical issues that pertain to the field of sleep medicine technology. Emphasis is placed on how to navigate the provision of high-quality patient care while being mindful of the scope of practice for polysomnographic technologists. Clinical and mana­gerial aspects of this topic are also discussed. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): POSM 102  or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  and READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of the class, the student will be able to:

  • Identify ethical issues that are applicable to sleep technologists.
  • Identify legal issues affecting sleep health professionals.
  • Recognize the difference between morality and ethics.
  • Explain the expected behaviors of sleep technologists in a patient care setting.
  • Identify HIPAA guidelines in respective to sleep health professionals.
  • Navigate the social media terrain.
  • Define consent and the various types consent.
  • Define the role of a sleep health professional in sleep research.

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