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Fall 2021

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PSG212 - Polysomnography III Infant/Pediatric

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides the didactic preparation that will be needed to supplement the clinical experiences of Polysomnography Clinical II. Students will refine knowledge and skills related to the normal development of sleep pattern from infancy to adolescence and demonstrate the ability to identify specific sleep disorders found infants and children as well as score pediatric sleep stages and respiratory patterns. Emphasis is placed on Infant/Pediatric assessment, monitoring, and sleep disorders. Upon completion, students should be to demonstrate competence in concept through written and laboratory evaluations. Prerequisites: PSG 105, PSG110, PSG LB1, PSG 114, PSG LB2, PSG 116, PSG 120, and PSG LB3 each with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Differentiate among the sleep characteristics of infant, pediatrics and adult patients.
2. Explain circadian sleep/wake rhythm development in pre-term and post-term infants.
3. Identify typical sleep requirements and sleep architecture in children.
4. Discuss all aspects of sleep disorder breathing seen in children and infants.
5. Describe Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
6. Describe Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE).
7. Explain safety measures to be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS.
8. Explain gastro esophageal reflux and its relation to pediatric polysomnography.
9. Score infant and pediatric sleep stages and arousals.
10. Identify infant and pediatric respiratory events, LMs and PLMs.
11. Describe a child friendly sleep lab environment that meets the behavioral psychosocial needs of a child and parent.
12. Analyze a pediatric sleep history.
13. Adapt recording parameters to obtain an adequate sleep study.
14. Determine recording parameters to obtain an adequate sleep study.


Effective Term: Fall 2019