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Mourning the Loss of a True Leader in the Sleep Medicine Profession

Mourning the Loss of a True Leader in the Sleep Medicine Profession By Vikas Jain, MD, CCSH The world of sleep medicine lost an extraordinary leader when Christian Guilleminault passed away earlier this month. Much has been written about CG and his countless contributions to the field through his groundbreaking work as a clinician, scientist, […]

Effective August 1 – New CCSH Exam Blueprint

A new form of the CCSH exam will take effect August 1.  All exam candidates sitting for the CCSH exam on or after August 1, are strongly encouraged to review the new exam blueprint, available here.  Updated versions of the CCSH candidate handbook, study guide and practice exam will be available in June to reflect […]

Online Specialty Exam For Pediatric Sleep – Call For Volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists’ work. Because of the contributions of volunteers’ time, talent and expertise, BRPT is able to develop and administer the CPSGT, RPSGT and CCSH programs according to best industry practices, which ensures stringent professional standards of clinical sleep health professionals. Based on previous surveys […]

Important Changes to CCSH Eligibility

Important Changes to CCSH Eligibility By Jim Magruder BRPT Executive Director At their June 30, 2018 board meeting, the BRPT Board of Directors reviewed the current eligibility criteria for the CCSH exam. After lengthy deliberations, the Board recognized the current eligibility criteria may be unfairly excluding a number of seasoned sleep health professionals with RPSGTs […]

BRPT Welcomes Dental Hygienists as an Approved Healthcare Credential for CCSH Eligibility Under Pathway 2

By Jim Magruder BRPT Executive Director At a recent BRPT Board of Director’s meeting, the Board voted to accept Dental Hygienists as an approved healthcare credential for CCSH eligibility under Pathway 2 (effective immediately). We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the dual role Dentists and Dental Hygienists play in treating patients with sleep […]

Home Sleep Apnea Testing – Where Are We?

By Jessica Schmidt, MA, FACHE, RPSGT, CCSH BRPT President I was recently invited to participate in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Workshop entitled “Study Design Considerations for Devices including Digital Health Technologies for Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults.” The goal of the workshop was to examine the appropriate design of clinical studies to evaluate […]

Evolution of the Sleep Professional

By Andrea Ramberg Evolution, by any stretch of the imagination, can be a hard concept to grasp. It involves acknowledging that what is happening at the moment might not be the best thing to bring into the future, but trusting that the unknown is going to lead you to where you should be. How we […]

Important Update to CRCE Credits Effective 9/1/2018

Attention credential holders: The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is long-known for offering a wide range of excellent educational opportunities for its members.  We value these programs and believe the sleep-related content is as an integral part of a sleep technologist’s professional development. The BRPT facilitates the approval of high quality continuing education opportunities to […]

A Snapshot of CCSH Credential Holders

By Andrea Ramberg, AS, RPSGT, CCSH   With more than 800 CCSH credential holders in the field working today, we thought it would be a good time to gather some of their thoughts and insights on how they’re using the credential. At the beginning of the year, we issued a survey and had a great […]

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