Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5695
First Term: 2012 Summer I   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 36-44
CIP Code: 51.0917

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Polysomnographic Technology program includes parallel clinical training in various Valley hospitals and free-standing sleep centers. Polysomnographic Technology program prepares polysomnographic technologists (sleep technologists) to assist physicians specializing in sleep medicine in the clinical assessment, physiological monitoring and testing, diagnosis, management, and treatment of sleep related disorders with the use of various diagnostic and therapeutic tools providing care to patients of all ages.

Successful completion of the CCL in Polysomnographic Technology program enables the student to take the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) examination to become a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
+ HCE115 Biomedical Electronic Technology I 2
+ HCE116 Biomedical Electronic Technology II 3
+ PSG150 Introduction to Sleep Medicine 4
+ PSG160 Polysomnographic Procedures 3
+ PSG165 Clinical Polysomnography I 3
+ PSG170 Sleep Therapeutics 3
+ PSG250 Record Scoring 3
+ PSG260 Special Topics in Polysomnography 2
+ PSG265 Clinical Polysomnography II 2
+ PSG275 Clinical Polysomnography III 3
+ PSG282AA Volunteerism for Polysomnographic Technology: Service Learning Experience 1

Based on selected healthcare professional, complete the required courses indicated.
Registered Respiratory Care Technologist: Credits: 7
+ EEG130 Introduction to EEG 4
+ EEG210 Applied Neurophysiology 3
Registered Nurses: Credits: 15
+ EEG130 Introduction to EEG 4
+ EEG210 Applied Neurophysiology 3
+ RES130 Respiratory Care Fundamentals I 5
+ RES240 Respiratory Physiology 3
Registered END/EEG Technologists: Credits: 8
+ RES130 Respiratory Care Fundamentals I 5
+ RES240 Respiratory Physiology 3
Credits: 36-44

Program Competencies
1. Select appropriate electrode derivations for graphic display of the electrophysiological events while observing the actual Electroneurodiagnostic (EEG) recording process. (EEG130)
2. Use instrumental parameters to augment and/or attenuate the graphic display of electrical events while recording an actual EEG. (EEG130)
3. Explain neuro functions from the cellular level. (EEG210)
4. Identify the source of neurological signals as they relate to brain wave activity. (EEG210)
5. Demonstrate safe usage of basic electronic systems with emphasis on grounding and electrical safety. (HCE115, HCE116)
6. Describe a sleep technologist`s role, function and duties. (PSG150)
7. Identify normal sleep patterns and sleep pathology. (PSG150)
8. Demonstrate proper polysomnographic calibration and operation. (PSG160, PSG165)
9. Perform correct patient hookup for polysomnographic testing. (PSG160, PSG165)
10. Document thorough, accurate and pertinent observations during polysomnography. (PSG160, PSG165, PSG170, PSG250, PSG260, PSG265, PSG275)
11. Perform complete polysomnographic studies according to American Association of Sleep Technologists guidelines. (PSG160, PSG165, PSG260, PSG265, PSG275)
12. Fit and apply positive airway pressure masks and facegear. (PSG170, PSG265)
13. Apply and operate therapeutic devices to alleviate breathing disorders during sleep. (PSG170, PSG265)
14. Analyze and score a complete polysomnographic record according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine Guidelines. (PSG250)
15. Demonstrate proper use and application of actigraphy, capnography, transcutaneous gas monitoring, and esophageal pH and pressure monitoring. (PSG260)
16. Explain procedures and techniques for performing polysomnography on pediatric, geriatric and research patients. (PSG260)
17. Complete a service learning experience, and compose required written reports. (PSG282AA)
18. Evaluate lab data regarding, complete blood count (CBC), electrolytes, coagulation, gram stain, cultures and arterial blood gasses. (RES130)
19. Evaluate vital signs and physical findings for changes in sputum, effects of therapy, ausculatory findings, pulse oximetry and capnography. (RES130)
20. Explain the function of the bronchopulmonary system, breathing mechanisms, ventilation and perfusion. (RES240)
21. Explain cardiovascular physiology, hemodynamics, the renal system and factors that will affect the cardiovascular system. (RES240)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2012

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