Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

APRIL 2015

News You Can Use

The New Certification In Clinical Sleep Health ADVANCE magazine
BRPT President Theresa Krupski, RPSGT, RRT recently authored an article about the new Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) for ADVANCE For Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine magazine. The article, entitled Certification in Clinical Sleep Health Experienced healthcare providers delivering customized care, details the growing need for this specialized position, the role of the CCSH, as well as the different pathways to earning the credential. To read the article, go to: http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Certification-in-Clinical-Sleep-Health.aspx

Sleep Review Podcast
Last month, the BRPT's Donna Arand, PhD, participated in a Sleep Review roundtable discussion on sleep technologists' evolving roles. Many different forces are converging to change the traditional roles of the sleep technologist profession. Moving forward, there are both new challenges and new opportunities. Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/1FeONSa

Split-Night Success Sleep Review
For sleep techs, patient education and comprehensive planning are two keys to efficiently diagnosing and titrating patients in the same night. The BRPT's Deb Kovacs-Sturdevant, RPSGT, RRT shares her thoughts. To read the article, go to: http://bit.ly/1JcKs4f

It's Not Too Late To Register For The Upcoming CSE Program!
It's not too late to register for BRPT's Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE) Certificate Program that will be presented in conjunction with the FOCUS conference on May 6 in Orlando, Florida. This one-day course not only provides 7.5 CSTE's and 7.5 CRCE's, but allows participants in the CSE program to take a Clinical Sleep Educator post-test. Upon passing the post-test, participants will receive a certificate of successful completion from the BRPT. For those interested in pursuing the next evolution in this career track, the CSE certificate can be used as an eligibility pathway for BRPT's newest credential: the Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH). Many sleep health specialists who have earned the CSE certificate use it as a stepping stone to obtain the CCSH credential now available, on demand, at testing centers around the country.

If you register for the BRPT program and part or all of the FOCUS conference, you will receive a 20% discount in the registration fees for both programs. For more information on the BRPT's CSE Program and the 2015 FOCUS conference, visit www.Foocus.com.