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BOOT CAMP I - THE BASICS
Price: $1500 Classroom and Clinical
An Approved Board of Registered PolysomnographicTechnologists (BRPT) "Focused 2 STAR Provider" (Code F2007)
Priority Health Education is an approved “Focused 2” STAR Provider (F2007) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), which credentials sleep professionals with the entry level CPSGT or advanced level RPSGT designations. This means that that they have reviewed and approved our program curriculum so can expect a high level of training and preparation for the workforce. Prior to being an approved BRPT Focused 2 Provider our program was an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited 80 hour certificate program.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the Sleep Disorder industry as an entry-level Polysomnographic Professional. With the Completion of this Boot Camp Certificate Program you will be able to communicate and interact effectively with sleep disorder patients and their families. You will be trained in the understanding of physical and physiological aspects of sleep disorders; the understanding of different sleep disorders; application of electrodes utilizing the international 10-20 system; understanding ancillary and digital monitoring equipment; and will become familiar with sleep ECG interpretation and EEG abnormalities. You will learn proper documentation of patient charts and technician notes and comments.
Priority Health Education offers one of just a few “80 Hour Programs” in the United States. By completing our program you can eliminate months of additional "non-paid" clinical experience reducing your time to become eligible for the CPSGT, RPSGT, or RST exams. Once you have completed the Focused 2 Certificate Program your next step will then be completing a series of on-line training modules presented via websites by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) or other education providers.
Our class sizes are always less than ten students so you get the individual attention that they need during the course. We teach in a "stair-step" lecture style as well as a hands-on clinical approach so that you can maximize your understanding of sleep technology and the skills needed in a competitive workforce. Classes are held at a variety of locations and dates.
You will be introduced to sleep montages for a variety of sleep diagnostic protocols. You will also learn and be tested on your ability to prepare the patient for sleep testing and successfully perform Polysomnographic studies. You will become familiar with administer Positive Pressure devices (BiPAP, CPAP, and Auto Set devices and Augmented Ventilation Devices) and Oxygen Therapy for patients. You will have some "basic" exposure to learning how to score sleep records.
After successful completion of this 80 hour certificate program you will be eligible to participate in the optional Boot Camp II - Advanced Sleep Training Program where your training will be also include additional clinical education in a local Sleep Disorders Center.
ALL texts, work books, hand-outs, and lab supplies are included in the tuition cost.