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The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine Launches BRPT-Endorsed Online Course For RPSGT Exam Candidates

 

The Online Foundation Of Sleep Technology Available November 10

McLean, VA – November 7 – 2011 – The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) endorses The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology, a new online educational program developed by the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, available beginning November 10. The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology will be accepted by BRPT for Pathway #1 and #4 eligibility for the RPSGT exam. The course is designed to enhance and strengthen the online educational opportunities for sleep technologists and is built upon a core body of knowledge aligned with the day-to-day duties of sleep technologists.

“BRPT’s subject matter experts were involved in the development and review of this product and we are very pleased with the depth and breadth of coverage in each topic area,” said BRPT President Janice East, RPSGT, R. EEG T. “Expanding the number of high quality educational opportunities for sleep technologists is critically important. The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology will be very beneficial to the field.”

According to Russell Rosenberg, Ph D., CEO of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology, "The Atlanta School is very excited to have the opportunity to further the careers of individuals seeking the BRPT's credential. We know that our educational program delivers highly relevant, user-friendly content provided by recognized leaders in the field. It was our goal to offer the best quality and most cost effective training available on the web. We are honored to be endorsed by the world's leading organization that credentials sleep technologists."

The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology was developed by a national faculty team of sleep technologists and sleep medicine clinicians, including: Michael Lacey, MD; Steven Weber, Ph.D.; Terrence Malloy, RPSGT; Allen Boone, RPSGT; Alexander Hill, RPSGT; Timothy Grant, MD; Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT; Jason Herndon, RPSGT; Wayne Peacock, RPSGT; Pam Minkley, RPSGT; Maha Ahmad, MD; Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D.; Nilgun Giray, MD.

The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology – A Snapshot

  • The course is comprised of the following six categories or pillars: Diagnostic Criteria of Sleep Disorders and Polysomnography, Identification of Polysomnography Events and Scoring, Overview of Anatomy and Physiology, Patient Management, Polysomnography and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders, and Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Titration.
  • The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology features an audio component with Power Point presentations, self-assessment questions, and the capability to print handouts.
  • Candidates will have access to the pillars for six months, further enhancing their understanding of the course material.
  • Each of the six pillars costs $70; the total package price is $420. The Atlanta School will introduce two additional pillars in 2012 that will be "bonus material" and available at no charge.
  • For more information, go to www.sleepschool.com/onlinefoundation.

About The BRPT
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the BRPT is an independent, non-profit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists and technicians. In addition to administering the RPSGT and CPSGT exams in the United States and internationally, the BRPT also maintains the RPSGT registry and CPSGT roster. For more information, please visit www.brpt.org.

About The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine
For almost 20 years, the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology has presented courses to more than 6,000 physicians, technologists, nurses, physician assistants and sleep industry specialists. Course participants have been from the US as well as from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The School offers live courses in Atlanta as well as several other cities in the US. Their Online Learning Center utilizes a robust platform with 24/7 access to webinars and programs designed meet the unique needs of the industry. For more information about the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, please visit http://www.sleepschool.com.

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