Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

FEBRUARY 2014

Save The Date For The Next Free BRPT/SHMR Webinar!

BRPT is pleased to, once again, offer a series of three free webinars in 2014. The first webinar, sponsored by BRPT and produced by Sleep Health Management Resources, is available March 1-7.
The webinar is entitled Changing Health Behaviors In Sleep Medicine.

The course objectives include:

  • Defining health behaviors
  • Discussing why health behaviors matter
  • Describing mechanisms to help change health behaviors

Watch your inboxes for login information coming shortly!


Congratulations To Euisun Field, Winner Of The Fourth Andrea Patterson Scholarship

BRPT recently announced that Euisun Field, of Dallas, Texas is the winner of the fourth Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship. Field is a student enrolled in the Polysomnographic Technology program at Collin College in McKinney, Texas.

The Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Program awards a $2,500 tuition grant each year to a promising student of polysomnography. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in or accepted by a CAAHEP-accredited program in PSG or a CoARC-accredited program with a PSG add-on.

Field is currently a Personal Care Technician/Unit Clerk at the Medical Center of Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas where she enjoys working and communicating with patients, doctors and nurses.

Said BRPT President Theresa Krupski, RPSGT, RRT "I'm delighted to recognize such a hard working and compassionate student who approaches both her job and studies with diligence and an eye towards the patient's point of view."

"As a full time student with a full time job as a patient care technician, I'm actively preparing myself with the skills and knowledge from both work and school to provide the best possible care for patients in need of good sleep," said Euisun Field.

Field also noted that moving forward she will need to cut down on her work hours to meet her academic and clinical requirements. "This scholarship signifies a 'green light' to me. I'm grateful for this honor as it will help me focus on my studies while providing financial support for tuition and books."

Added Krupski, "Euisun's application detailed a very well thought out plan for pursuing a career as a Polysomnographic Technologist and she expressed great excitement about entering a growing field with numerous opportunities." To learn more about the Andrea Patterson Scholarship, please go to: http://www.brpt.org/default.asp?contentID=58


Don't Miss The Next CSE Certificate Program And FOCUS Conference

Register today for the upcoming BRPT Clinical Sleep Educator Certificate program to be presented on May 14 in conjunction with the 2014 Spring FOCUS Conference in Orlando, Florida. The FOCUS conference will take place May15-17.

A 20% Discount The BRPT and FOCUS are offering a 20% discount off the price of both programs when one registers for the CSE Program and any part (or all) of the FOCUS conference. Attendees can save up to $135 and a chance to earn the maximum amount of continuing education credits while enjoying two excellent programs.

To register for the CSE Program, go to:
http://foocus.com/2014-focus-spring-conference/topics-speakers/sleep-educator-course/
To register for the FOCUS conference, go to:
http://foocus.com/2014-focus-spring-conference/