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END 2550 Fundamentals of Polysomnography

Overview of field of polysomnography including job responsibilities and credentialing. Normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Discussion of recording sleep apnea montage, placement and calibration of diagnostic, electrodes, and associated equipment. Emphasis on monitoring, diagnosis, scoring, and treatment of sleep disorders. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressures equipment, artifact and troubleshooting of sleep montage results. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: END 2450 AND END 2460 

Outcomes

  • Recognize normal and abnormal sleep disorders, integrating the physiologic functions of nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.
  • Describe the field of polysomnography including job responsibilities and credentialing.
  • Recognize sleep stages.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3