RPSGT Course

Don’t “Sleep In” During this Upcoming Spring Week. Instead, use the time to receive superior preparation for the Registered Polysomnographic TechnologistTM (RPSGTTM) Exam

Saturday & Sunday, May 17-18, 2003
Dallas, Texas

You will receive top-notch education during this two-day session conducted by specialists in the field. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to practice with a self-examination that emulates the actual RPSGTTM exam in content and degree of difficulty.

Course Description
This course provides valuable assistance to respiratory therapists desiring to earn the RPSGTTM credential awarded by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists® (BRPT®). The course content is tailored to the BRPT® examination content online and designed to build upon the existing knowledge base of credentialed respiratory therapists by focusing on polysomnography testing preparation, procedures, and record scoring. Included in the registration fee is the BRPT®’s self-assessment examination that will be administered at the end of the course and reviewed by the faculty. Attendees will be awarded 12.5 CRCE credits.

Speakers
Suzanne Bollig, RRT, RPSGT, R.EEG-T
Suzanne is the manager of the AASM accredited Sleep Disorders Center and Neurodiagnostics Department located in The Center for Health Improvement of Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

Russell Rozensky, BS, RRT, CPFT, RPSGT
Russell is a Clinical Instructor of Health Sciences (Respiratory Care) at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Health Technology and Management. His current position is Supervisor of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, which is a 4-bed sleep center.

Bernadette White, BS, RRT, RPSGT, CCPT
Bernadette is a clinical instructor of Health Sciences (Respiratory Care) Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management. Her current position is daytime scoring technologist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.

Agenda

Saturday, May 17
Click here to register...8:00 am–9:00 am
BRPT® Handbook and Test-Taking Strategies
Russell Rozensky, RRT, CPFT, RPSGT
Introduces the attendee to the BRPT® Test and Handbook and gives an overview of the exam and content matrix and provides test-taking strategies

9:00 am–10:00 pm
ECG Review and Dysrhythmia Recognition
Suzanne Bollig, RRT, RPSGT, R.EEG-T
Provides review of electrocardiogram tracings and the major dysrhythmias commonly found on PSG recordings

10:00 am–10:15 am
Break

10:15 am–11:30 am
Somnopharmacology
Russell Rozensky
Covers the major drug classes and their effect on sleep architecture and PSG recording

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
Polysomnographic Testing
Bernadette White, BS, RRT, RPSGT, CCPT
Reviews patient and equipment preparation procedures, fundamentals of instrumentation and calibration, and artifact trouble-shooting

2:30 pm–2:45 pm
Break

2:45 pm–4:15 pm
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
Russell Rozensky
Reviews professionally accepted guidelines for scoring sleep/wake stages and clinical events including respiratory, movement, arousal, etc.

4:15 pm–5:00 pm
Therapeutic Interventions
Suzanne Bollig
Covers positive airway pressure therapy and its application, as well as providing an overview of other surgical and non-surgical treatments

Sunday, May 18
8:00 am–8:30 am
Scoring Calculations and Report Generation
Bernadette White
Review of calculations and abbreviations utilized in tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data

8:30 am–9:30 am
Practice and Review Sleep Scoring and Calculations
Bernadette White

9:30 am–10:00 am
MSLT/MWT Procedures and Protocols
Suzanne Bollig
Reviews Multiple Sleep Latency and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing guidelines and data interpretation

10:00 am–10:15 am
Break

10:15 am–11:00 am
Practice and Review MSLT/MWT Scoring and Calculations
Suzanne Bollig

11:00 am–11:45 am
Age-Specific Sleep Issues
Bernadette White
Reviews PSG testing issues related to pediatric and elderly patients including age effects on sleep architecture and treatment options

11:45 am–12:45 pm
Lunch (on your own)

12:45 pm–2:45 pm
Mock Exam
All Faculty
Attendees will be provided the BRPT® self-assessment exam consisting of 100-questions similar to the actual RPSGTTM exam in terms of content and degree of difficulty

2:45 pm–3:00 pm
Break

3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Exam Review & Questions
All Faculty

Site and Travel Information

Course Site
The RPSGTTM Examination Review Course will be held at the Embassy Suites DFW Airport South, 4650 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062. Phone: 972-790-0093. Visit the Embassy Suites DFW Airport South web site.

Hotel Reservations
Room Rate: $89 plus 13% tax for single or double occupancy. Deposit required. For reservations call toll free 1-800-362-2779, give the address of the hotel and refer to the “AARC RPSGT® Exam Review Course”. Cut-off date for room reservations is May 15, 2003.

Discount Airfares
American Airlines — Call, or have your travel agent call, American Airlines Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790 between 6:00 a.m. and 12 midnight Central Standard Time, daily. An additional discount will be applied when you purchase your ticket at least 30 days in advance. Refer to Authorization # 5753AR. American Airlines flies to the D/FW International Airport.

Southwest Airlines — Offers up to 10% off most fares for air travel to and from the event, with the convenience of Ticketless Travel. To qualify, call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings reservations at 1-800-433-5368 and reference I.D. Code #C0151. Reservation Sales Agents are available 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Monday–Friday and 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Central Standard Time. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards members receive credit once they have completed their travel on Southwest Airlines. Southwest flies to Dallas Love Field.

Ground Transportation
From D/FW International Airport — The Embassy Suites DFW Airport South is 1 mile away and offers free shuttle service between the D/FW Airport and the hotel. Call the hotel for instructions.

From Dallas Love Field — The airport is less than 13 miles from the Embassy Suites DFW Airport South. If you fly Southwest Airlines into Love Field, rental cars, Super Shuttle and taxi services are available; prices vary.

Registration

Register online using the AARC’s secure web server. Print a registration form to fax or mail with a check, or call the AARC at (972) 243-2272.


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