Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

Save The Date! The BRPT 2012 Symposium will take place September 21-23 in Reno, NV. Registration opens April 30.

BRPT Names Cindy Altman President of the Board of Directors
The BRPT named Cindy Altman, B.A., RPSGT, R. EEG/EP T., President of the Board of Directors. Her two-year term as President begins this month. Altman has been a member of the BRPT Board since 2010 serving as Chair of the Website Development Committee, an active participant on the Exam Development Committee, and this past year as President-Elect. Altman is the Technical Director for the Creighton University Sleep Disorders Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Janice East, RPSGT, R. EEG T., Director of Sleep Disorders, Neurodiagnostic and Rehabilitation Services for Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater, Florida will serve as Immediate Past-President. BRPT Board member Mike Brennen, RPSGT, of Michigan, serves as Treasurer and Susan Hanson, B.A., RPSGT, CRT, Sleep Clinic Coordinator for Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, is Secretary of the BRPT Board. Click here to read the full news release http://www.brpt.org/default.asp?contentID=184.

Sign Up Now! RPSGT Board Review Course Offered On March 29 At Southern Sleep 2012
In cooperation with The Southern Sleep Society, BRPT will offer the first BRPT-sponsored RPSGT Board Review course in conjunction with Southern Sleep 2012, scheduled for Miramar Beach, Florida March 29 Ė April 1. The RPSGT Board Review Course will be offered on March 29 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The course, entitled The Pathway To Your Credential, will provide an in-depth review of the following topic areas: Calibration and Recording Techniques; Troubleshooting Artifact; Scoring of Sleep Stages, Arousals, Movements and Respiratory Events; and, event calculations. Tips on test-taking preparation will be provided. Participants will receive four BRPT Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits for the BRPT Board Review Course as well as credits for The Southern Sleep Society's Concurrent Course and The Southern Sleep Society Meeting should they choose to attend all three. BRPT will also host a booth to provide information and materials. For more information, go to http://www.southernsleepsociety.org/index2.asp.

Earn A Clinical Sleep Educator Certificate At The FOCUS 2012 Conference CSTE Logo
BRPT is offering a Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE) Certificate Program at the FOCUS conference in Nashville, Tennessee on May 9, 2012 awarding qualifying participants with an assessment-based certificate as a Clinical Sleep Educator. In addition, nurses, respiratory care practitioners and sleep technologists can earn up to eight continuing education credits for attendance.

Previously, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) sponsored an annual conference entitled Becoming a Sleep Educator. The ACCP developed the sleep educator conference in recognition of the chronic nature of obstructive sleep apnea and general sleep disorders, knowing patients would increasingly require ongoing adjustments and interactions with health care professionals who could benefit from specialized education and training. Now in its fourth year, the Becoming a Sleep Educator conference has evolved into the BRPTís Clinical Sleep Educator Certificate Program.

For more information including eligibility requirements and CSE Program topic areas, go to http://www.foocus.com/sleepeducatorcourse.php.