American Academy of Health Sciences







Lesson Objectives

RT Module 1

Oxygen Administration Devices
To review various methods to assess and administer oxygen.
To describe low flow and high flow systems of oxygen administration.

To familiarize the student with humidity and aerosols for oxygen.

Respiratory Assessment

To document a general patient history and symptoms related to respiratory assessment.
To review the basic physical examination of the chest and extremities.
To assess the patient via palpation, percussion and auscultation.

Respiratory Physiology
To provide foundations of respiratory anatomy and physiology.
To review respiratory physiological processes that effect patients.

RT Module 2

Airway Flow/Pressure Regimes - CPAP/BiLevel
To detail symptomology related to airway disorders.
To demonstrate examples of proper titrations and the protocols involved.
To provide an understanding of terminology associated with CPAP/Bilevel

Blood Gas Analysis in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
To provide foundations of blood gas theory.
To explain the process of oxygenation and physiologic responses.
To review the method of  carbon dioxide (CO2) production.

Cardiac Monitoring Introduction

To describe the basic equipment involved with electrocardiography. (ECG)
To describe the foundations of electrocardiographic (ECG) waveforms.
To review ECG evaluation and the physiologic processes involved.

Sleep Module 1

The International 10-20 Electrode Placement System I
To provide the basis for electrode placement according to an international standard.
To allow the student to visually compare electrode placement to anatomical sites.
To review the techniques for measurement of electrode sites.

Polysomnographic - Equipment - Supplies and Techniques 
To familiarize the student with basic polysomnography devices
To list various supplies needed to perform polysomnography preparation
To review various application techniques for electrodes and sensors

Sleep Medicine Foundations - A Sleep Overview    
To provide the student with an introduction to sleep medicine.
To introduce the physiologic components correlated with sleep.
To allow the student to utilize terminology for sleep practice.

Sleep Medicine Foundations - Technical Aspects  
To provide the student with an introduction to consciousness.
Todescribe technical aspects of brain wave recording.
To allow the student to utilize terminology for sleep practice.

Sleep Module 2

Electronics in Sleep I
To provide the student with terminology associated with electronics and sleep.
To explain, define and correlate the use of various sleep components.
To understand safety with electronics and correction techniques.
Electronics in Sleep II
To provide recognition of time constant values
To detail the steps required calculating sensitivity

Sleep Staging and Scoring - Basic Guidelines
To introduce the student to Rechtschaffen & Kales sleep standard guidelines.
To familiarize the student with major rules associated with human sleep stages.
To allow the student, to view actual sleep tracings.

Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT)
To provide the requirements for a MSLT.
To provide the criteria for test performance.
To provide an overview of  practice in recognition of MSLT.

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