Explore the November/December 2023 Edition

Learn why some sleep specialists think bilevel PAP is over-prescribed for OSA, the pros and cons of adopting cumulative measurements in sleep apnea diagnosis, pivotal technical advancements that facilitated the development of disposable HST devices, and more.

November December 20123 Sleep Review

CSTE Exam Preparation Articles

For thorough test preparation, please review these essential articles. They cover key topics and concepts that will be evaluated.

Why Isn’t Sleep Apnea Measured Cumulatively?*

Learning Objectives: Understand why cumulative metrics for sleep apnea, akin to pack-years for smoking, could offer a more nuanced view of the disorder’s severity and long-term impact; explore the potential benefits and challenges of adopting cumulative measurements in sleep apnea diagnosis.

The Bilevel Blunder

Learning Objectives: Understand the critique of overusing bilevel PAP for OSA therapy and its implications on therapy efficacy; explain the physiological and physical dynamics of bilevel PAP, including the impact on airway pressure and patient comfort.

How to Promote Nasal Breathing with Oral Appliances*

Learning Objectives: Understand how specific oral appliance designs and accessories promote nasal breathing in OSA patients; explore the impact of improved nasal breathing on OSA severity and treatment effectiveness.

Disposable HST Manufacturers Talk Tech, Accuracy, Updates, and Potential

Learning Objectives: Describe pivotal technical advancements that facilitated the development of disposable home sleep testing devices; explain how disposable HST could promote more widespread sleep testing.

Why Sleep Surgeons Should Extend Airway Evaluation in Sleep Apnea Patients Undergoing DISE*

Learning Objectives: Explain the key findings of the DISE study published by sleep surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania; describe several theories on the study’s potential clinical implications.

Terms for CSTE Qualification

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity–Sleep Review’s 2023 Digital Edition series—for a maximum of 3.5 Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.  Nov/Dec 2023 Edition is worth 0.5 credits on its own; certificates will be issued every other week on Fridays to allow time for completion of the entire series, if desired.

To be awarded Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credit, BRPT-credential holders must read the digital edition of Sleep Review and score 80% or higher on the post-test. The participant may re-take the post-test up to 3 times. If unable to achieve a passing score, credit cannot be issued.

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* Conflict of Interest: Articles are written by employees of Sleep Review, which accepts sleep marketer advertising