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Fall 2021

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PSG215 - Polysomnography Clinical 2

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: The clinical application of sleep related diagnosis and treatment. Students will have the opportunity to further refine their skills in obtaining and evaluating high quality sleep recordings and gaining clinical competence associated with advanced-level polysomnographic technology skills. Prerequisite: PSG 205 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher.

Lab: 12 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Assess the physician's polysomnographic request to determine its completeness and appropriateness in ensuring valid data collection.
2. Assess the patient's medical history.
3. Interview the patient to anticipate the nature and likelihood for special testing requirements or medical intervention.
4. Orient the patient in preparation for polysomnographic procedures with attention to possible interventions.
5. Prepare polysomnographic related equipment to ensure valid data collection and in accordance with established guidelines.
6. Document calibration conditions associated with the polysomnographic procedure or protocol.
7. Determine appropriate therapeutic interventions according to established guidelines.
8. Follow policies and procedures in establishing patient safety measures in responding to emergency situations.
9. Score sleep related events (stages, arousals, respiratory, movement etc.) to facilitate interpretation of sleep study results.
10. Generate a report of the scoring of objective and subjective data in order to summarize the polysomnographic procedure.
11. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations, (dependable attendance and punctuality, appropriate professional appearance and preparedness, positive interaction skills, adaptability to interruptions and participation in continuing education activities.)
12. Integrate with proficiency approaches to improve timing, efficiency and decision making without compromise to patient care in completing assigned activities.

Effective Term: Fall 2019