Polysmography/ Sleep Study

Polysmography/ Sleep Study

Sleep Lab Observation Summary Instructions
1) Sleep Lab Observation Process
a) Schedule and attend two sessions sleep lab to observe a baseline diagnostic sleep study (not a CPAP titration) by the end of Module 3.
b) Plan an appointment by calling a local sleep lab far enough in advance that you can complete this assignment by the end of Module 3.
c) Visit the sleep lab at night and observe a patient hookup procedure and at least the first 2 hours of recording (this will last approximately from 8:00 p.m. to midnight).
d) As the sleep lab observation progresses, make careful note of the following:
i) Observations of the patient hookup.
ii) The technician-patient interactions.
iii) The startup process of the study.
iv) The technician and patient activities for the first 2 hours of recording.

2) Sleep Lab Attendance Form
a) After attending each of the two sleep labs and observing the process, have the form found in Resource 2: Grand Canyon University Sleep Lab Attendance Form, located in the Course Resources folder, completed by the trainer from the facility.
b) Submit the forms to your instructor with the Sleep Lab Observation Summary at the end of Module 3.

3) Sleep Lab Observation Summary
a) Write a 500-word summary of your sleep study experience. Include all the information outlined above that you noted in the process. Describe in detail your experiences in the sleep lab during your night of observation. Do not provide any of the patient’s information (e.g., name, date of birth, address, or any other information that can be used to identify an individual). Use the following questions as a guide through the process:
i) What symptoms did the patient have prior to being admitted to the lab? What did the technician do to prepare for the patient’s arrival?
ii) How did the technician interact with the patient?
iii) What technical problems or artifacts, if any, did the technician encounter, and how did the technician correct these?
iv) What type of notes did the technician take?
v) What did you notice on the sleep study (e.g., apneas, oxygen desaturations, leg movements, artifacts)?
b) APA format is not required, but solid writing skill in APA style and a title page is expected.
c) Submit the Sleep Lab Observation Summary and Sleep Lab Attendance Forms to the instructor by the end of Module 3.
4) CLC Discussion Forum
a) INSTRUCTION
b) Post your Sleep Lab Observation Summary in the CLC Discussion Forum.
c) Read other Sleep Lab Observation Summaries from your colleagues and post your observations, comments, and reflections.
d) This process should begin by the start of Module 4. Address the following in your responses.
i) What did you learn from the experience?
ii) How does it compare with that of your team?
iii) Provide an analysis and evaluation of your learning experiences.
e) Refer to the Resource 5- Participation Rubric for more information on the expectation of the assignment.
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