Explore the May 2023 Edition

Learn about how longitudinal monitoring could unleash the potential of home sleep testing. Plus, why “CPAP intolerance” is a misused phrase, how to prevent augmentation in RLS, advantages of RPM platforms, and more.

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CSTE Exam Preparation Articles

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

‘CPAP Intolerance’ Is a Sweeping, Misused Phrase

Learning Objectives: Understand the concept that ‘CPAP intolerance’ is often an inaccurate label for solvable issues; assess the role of a comprehensive, patient-centered approach in overcoming barriers to CPAP use.

Longitudinal Monitoring Could Unleash the Full Potential of Home Sleep Testing

Learning Objectives: Analyze the potential and limitations of longitudinal home sleep testing in providing comprehensive sleep data over time for diagnosing and managing sleep disorders; evaluate the implications of home sleep testing devices in enhancing treatment personalization and adherence for patients with sleep disorders.

How to Reduce Augmentation Risk in Restless Legs Syndrome*

Learning Objectives: Comprehend the risks of augmentation in RLS treatment, particularly concerning dopaminergic medications; understand the role of non-pharmacological approaches, such as lifestyle adjustments, in managing RLS and mitigating augmentation risks.

Remote Patient Monitoring Platforms Could Streamline Sleep Data*

Learning Objectives: Explain how brand-agnostic remote patient monitoring platforms can differ from CPAP-manufacturer-provided software; describe how time-tracking sleep software features can streamline practice management.

AASM to Certify Autoscoring Software for Sleep Stage Accuracy*

Learning Objectives: Understand the significance of the AASM’s pilot certification program for autoscoring software in sleep stage accuracy, aiming to build industry trust and reduce interrater variability; examine the potential of autoscoring software to provide deeper insights into patient data, enhancing sleep study results and potentially improving patient care in sleep medicine.

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.  May 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