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END 1425 Lab for Intermediate Polysomnography

The course is designed to assist the Polysomnography Certificate Program in meeting the minimum expectation "to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains." Lab includes demonstration of pattern recognition of sleep disorders, physiological effects of sleep disorders and ramifications/implications on patient health, Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) set-up, nocturnal O2, CO2 monitoring. Recognizing medication effects on sleep stages/patterns. Determining various therapies for sleep disordered breathing, and other sleep disorders, nocturnal seizures, and seizure types.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Electroneurodiagnostic Tech
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: END 2550 


  • Identifies normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems on epoch
  • Identifies sleep stages in an adult patient on an epoch.
  • Demonstrates the correct sleep apnea montage, placement and calibration of diagnostic, electrodes, and associated equipment. Artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results.
  • Prepares and demonstrates the use of Positive airway pressure (PAP) set-up, nocturnal O2, CO2 monitoring, as well as administration of nocturnal O2, and advanced set-ups for nocturnal seizure monitoring. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressures equipment troubleshooting.

Credit Hours: 0