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Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
by Nic Butkov

Fundamentals of Sleep Technology provides a thorough understanding of the use of polysomnography and other technologies in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders.


Overview of Sleep Medicine

  • The Evolution of Polysomnographic Technology
  • The Scope of Modern Sleep Medicine

Physiology of Normal Sleep

  • Neurophysiologic Basis of Sleep and Wakefulness
  • Normal Patterns and Phenomena of Sleep, Arousal, and Wakefulness
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Across the Life Cycle
  • Sleep and Aging
  • Sleep in Women
  • Circadian Rhythms

Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Sleep

  • The Airway and Mechanics of Breathing
  • Breathing Control Mechanisms
  • Gas Exchange and Transport
  • Normal Cardiac Physiology

Sleep Disorders

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
  • Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Nacrolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary Disorders Affecting Sleep in the Elderly
  • Sleep Disorders and Vascular Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders That Affect Sleep

Preparation for Polysomnography

  • Patient Interviewing
  • Assessment and Accommodation for Special Needs
  • Patient Preparation

Polysomnographic Recording Procedures

  • Fundamentals of Electroencephalography and Other Biopotentials
  • Polysomnography Recording Systems
  • Principles of Recording Biopotentials

Recognizing and Scoring Recorded Events

  • Sleep Stages and Sleep Architecture
  • Noninvasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange During Sleep
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Report Generation
  • Recording Quality and Artifacts
  • Motor Events
  • Nocturnal Seizures
  • Pharmacologic Effects on the Polysomnogram

Evaluation of Hypersomnia

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
  • Wrist Actigraphy
  • Subjective Evaluation of Sleepiness

Interventions and Therapeutics

  • Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
  • Titration of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Application and Adjustment of Positive Airway Pressure Devices
  • Enhancing Therapeutic Compliance
  • Bilevel Positive Pressure Airway Devices and Titration of Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Autotitrating Devices for Positive Airway Pressure
  • Noninvasive Ventilation for Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Oxygen Administration in the Sleep Center
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Surgical and Pharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Treatment of Insomnia
  • Patient and Family Education

Pediatric Sleep

  • Preparation of Infants and Children
  • Infant and Toddler Polysomnography
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Chidlren
  • Nonrespiratory Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders Affecting Sleep in Children
  • Pulmonary Disorders Affecting Sleep in Children
  • Parasomnias in Children
  • Interventions in the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory, Including Positive Airway Pressure
  • Pediatric Scoring

Sleep Center Management

  • Professionalism
  • Staffing a Sleep Center
  • Sleep Center Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Considerations for the Sleep Center
  • Accrediting a Sleep Program

Establishing a Sleep Center

  • The Sleep Center and Physical Plant
  • Audiovisual Equipment in the Sleep Center
  • Evaluating and Replacing Equipment in the Sleep Laboratory

Research in the Sleep Center

  • Federal Regulations on Research, Recruitment of Subjects, and Subject Rights
  • Funding, Writing, and Obtaining Grants
  • Pediatric Research
  • Certification of Polysomnographic Technologists
  • Introduction to the New International Classification of Sleep Disorders


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Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
by Nic Butkov
2007 • 710 pages • $147.00 + shipping
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