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Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep School

A-STEP: Essentials of sleep technology

Have you dreamt of a new career but the idea of years of schooling makes your dream seem impossible?

Join us for a comprehensive seven day course in Fort Collins, CO and you'll leave our program with a new career, a certification and income earning potential from $17-25/hour.

The A-STEP curriculum was developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a comprehensive introduction to sleep technology for the novice technologist. The course is also great for allied healthcare professionals who are new to sleep medicine or those who may benefit from a formalized course of study in the field.

The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine offers the first 24 hours of the course as interactive online lessons. The A-STEP student can study at their own pace in the comfort of their home or office during the month before their 56 hour LIVE course begins. The live course will be held at Poudre Valley Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.

Dates: January 25-31, 2014

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to the sleep lab
  • Words you need to know: medical terminology
  • Preparation for the sleep study
  • Sleep 101
  • The interactional 10-20 system of EEG electrode placement
  • Recording the sleep study
  • Monitoring respiration during a sleep study
  • Treatment protocols
  • Common sleep disorders
  • Age-appropriate patient care
  • Responsibilities when working with patients
  • Patient set-up practice
  • Scoring practice

Credits: 57.5 contact hours. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credits approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Cost: $3300 includes online portion, live class, and textbook.

For local information, call 970.227.7406. To register, visit Use registration code 7DD8BTGE for $500 deposit at checkout

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