Available at Sanford-Brown College:Polysomnography
The Polysomnography program Sanford-Brown provides students with the technical and practical training necessary to pursue opportunities as an entry-level polysomnographer.
Polysomnographic (PSG) Technology is an allied health specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. PSG techs operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices, record brain (EEG) and cardiac (ECG) activity, breathing, blood oxygen levels, muscle activity, eye movements and other physiological events during a sleep study. The range of sleep disorders is varied but includes narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnia and many others. PSG technologists operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices that record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movement, respiration and blood oxygen levels. Technologists also help evaluate treatment methods.
The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component and a clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum consists of supervised experiences in a clinical environment, which requires competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student.
At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as polysomnographic technicians.« More Sanford-Brown College Programs