Explore the March 2023 Edition

Get key takeaways from the survey of cardiologists conducted by the International Collaboration of Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Trialists and more. Plus, socioeconomic factors linked to CPAP adherence, most-cited accreditation survey deficiencies, problems with RLS screening questionnaires, advances in neurostimulator technology, 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.

What Might Be Obstructing Your Patient’s CPAP Adherence*

Learning Objectives: Evaluate the interplay between socioeconomic factors, environmental conditions, and healthcare access that contribute to disparities in CPAP adherence; assess the importance of cultural competence, nuanced patient communication, and innovative healthcare solutions in improving sleep disorder management among diverse populations.

How Cardiologists Perceive Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Learning Objectives: List key takeaways from the survey of cardiologists conducted by the International Collaboration of Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Trialists; describe future clinical trials that could be done to take these findings further.

The Most-Cited Deficiencies of Sleep Labs During Accreditation Surveys

Learning Objectives: Identify and analyze the most common deficiencies cited in sleep labs during accreditation surveys; develop strategies to address these deficiencies.

Accuracy of Restless Legs Syndrome Screening Questionnaires Questioned

Learning Objectives: Understand the challenges in differentiating true RLS from its mimics in epidemiological studies and clinical settings; assess the implications of screening accuracy on the management and treatment of RLS.

Advances in Neurostimulator Technology Ease Utilization

Learning Objectives: Examine the recent advancements in neurostimulator technology, focusing on the enhancements that have improved patient utilization, such as full-body MRI compatibility, simplified implant procedures, and extended battery life; assess the role of technology in patient engagement and monitoring, understanding how tools like Bluetooth-enabled remote management and patient apps are changing the management and effectiveness of sleep apnea treatment.

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.  March 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