Polysomnography Technology Program
 
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Continuing Respiratory Care Education Credits (CRCE) available.

The Respiratory Care Program at Stony Brook University offers a variety of courses for those individuals who wish to learn more about Polysomnography Technology.

What is Polysomnography?

Polysomnography Pamphlet

Polysomnography Technology is a health care field that utilizes a diagnostic test known as a sleep study (polysomnography) to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. A sleep study is used to gather extensive data concerning an individual’s physiologic activity while sleeping. Some of the parameters measured include breathing efforts, blood oxygen levels, electrical activity of the brain (EEG), electrocardiogram (ECG), eye movement (ROC and LOC), and muscle activity (EMG). Sleep Technologists are the health care practitioners who perform and help interpret these studies. They provide data and make recommendations to physicians specifically trained in Sleep Medicine so that patients can receive appropriate therapy to treat discovered sleep disorders.

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For current Stony Brook University Respiratory Care Program students

An optional Polysomnography Certificate program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) offers students the ability to learn about sleep medicine while completing their senior year in the Respiratory Care Program. Students in good academic standing can apply for the optional certificate program in polysomnography technology and will take two additional classes and two additional clinicals specializing in sleep. Scholarships are available for interested students.

For current Stony Brook University Respiratory Care Program students

An optional Polysomnography Certificate program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) offers students the ability to learn about sleep medicine while completing their senior year in the Respiratory Care Program. Students in good academic standing can apply for the optional certificate program in polysomnography technology and will take two additional classes and two additional clinicals specializing in sleep. Scholarships are available for interested students.

 

New Polysomnographic Technology Program

Stony Brook has just opened a Polysomnographic Technology Program for individuals who wish to enter the polysomnographic technology profession. The program is an 8 month, in-depth program that includes instrumentation, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, infection control, and professional issues.

The 8-month non-credit certificate program in Polysomnographic Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) [www.caahep.org] located at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756, (727) 210-2350 in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologists (CoA PSG) [www.coapsg.org] located at 6 Pine Knoll Drive, Beverly, MA, 01915-1425, (774) 855-4100.

 
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