Explore the March 2024 Edition

Learn about four alternatives to the apnea-hypopnea index to measure OSA severity, why disparities in pulse oximeter accuracy have become a prominent issue, study implications for clinicians who are treating Black adolescents for sleep concerns, and more.

CSTE Exam Preparation Articles

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

Novel Assessments of Sleep Apnea Severity

Learning Objectives: Name and describe four alternatives to AHI for estimating sleep apnea severity; understand the value of CPAP download data in the ongoing evaluation of sleep apnea severity.

How Sleep DMEs Use Technology to Increase Patient Satisfaction*

Learning Objectives: Describe the digital solutions sleep DMEs are integrating into their operations to enhance patient satisfaction and care; discuss how these technological advancements address challenges such as staffing shortages and compliance with CPAP therapy while improving the speed and accuracy of the prescription process.

The Health Equity Problem of Pulse Oximeters*

Learning Objectives: Explain why disparities in pulse oximeter accuracy have become a prominent issue, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; evaluate the current and potential solutions addressing the health equity issues associated with pulse oximeters.

Black Adolescents Report Less Sleepiness Than White Counterparts, But That Probably Isn’t a Good Thing*

Learning Objectives: Explain the key findings of the study by The University of Alabama at Birmingham on how White and Black adolescents report their sleepiness after a night of restricted sleep; describe the implications for healthcare providers who are treating Black adolescents for sleep disturbances.

Pediatric Sleep Apnea Surgeries May Miss the Mark*

Learning Objectives: Explain the study’s findings in terms of the accuracy of the pediatric sleep questionnaire compared to home sleep testing; evaluate the effectiveness of pediatric treatment with the new sleep measurement detailed in the study by Magnús Ingi Birkisson, et al.

Terms for CSTE Qualification

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity–Sleep Review’s January & March 2024 Digital Edition series—for a maximum of 1.0 Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity. March 2024 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