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Fundamentals of Sleep Technology: Endorsed by the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Hardcover – May 14, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0781792875 ISBN-10: 0781792878 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 710 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1 edition (May 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781792878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781792875
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very Informative book.
Jennifer
This textbook is very informative and pertinent to students and professionals alike who are involved in sleep medicine.
K. H. Parrish
If you're taking your BRPT boards soon, this is a great primary text to use.
D. Smith

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KAZ on July 7, 2008
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Very technologist-oriented book that gives a good background of the science behind polysomnography. Neurophysiology sections are written in a somewhat disorganzied fashion but this is not uncommon in polysomnography texts available on the market. A good neurophysiology reference while digesting this book's sections on the same would be recommended.

Needs to be updated with the 2008 AASM scoring guidelines but otherwise a great book that should be in the library of technologists / respiratory therapists involved with polysomnography or sleep medicine.

I look forward to a next edition with updated 2008 AASM guidelines!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. H. Parrish on September 15, 2008
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This textbook is very informative and pertinent to students and professionals alike who are involved in sleep medicine. The content makes sense and is not overburdened with scientific jargon. Thus, it gives a straightforward and detailed overview of what sleep technology is about today.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Murphy on December 4, 2008
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This is a good text. It was the only book I used to help me pass the BRPT boards.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Smith on April 10, 2011
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This is actually a great book, and in my humble opinion better than Principles of Polysomnography. I will agree with other reviewers that the text is dated so far as the 2008 AASM scoring guidelines are not included due to publication date. It lists old R and K classification.

The main changes in sleep scoring in the 2007 AASM manual include the following:

*The addition of a frontal EEG derivation in addition to the central and occipital leads commonly used: The R and K classification required that the central lead always be used if only 1 derivation was possible.
*Changing the sleep stages to stage W (wake), stages N1-N3 (non-REM), and stage R (REM) from the previously described R and K stages of wakefulness, 1-4, and REM: The change in abbreviations is to avoid confusion between the 2 classification systems. Stage 3 and 4 in the old R and K rules were abbreviated to stage N3 in the new rules, as no physiologic or clinical basis exists for a difference between stages 3 and 4.

I do find minor flaws with the disorganization of information with respect to key components of chapters that I felt should be fleshed out entirely separate from the chapter material, but again as others have said this is not uncommon with other texts in Sleep Medicine due to our field being multi-disciplinary in nature.

I will say the text does a great job at quickly synthesizing materials from books like
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alec Yantovsky on October 25, 2013
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That is exactly what I need for my job and continued education. I would recommend this book for all of Sleep Technologists.
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