With today's limited availability of Sleep Technologists, Ronin Sleep Solutions is starting the programs of old that allow rapid training of Sleep Technologists to meet the immediate need in the sleep community for trained technologists. Our programs are designed to get students up and running on the core competencies of Polysomnography quickly while earning money on the job and obtaining the number of required clinical hours and skills to sit for registry examination.
The training programs include pre-requisites and a screening process to ensure candidates are best suited to performing Polysomnography testing as a Sleep Technologist. The programs serve as a foundation for candidates to pursue national certification as Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) through the Board of Registered Sleep Technologists (BRPT) and/or a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) through the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). Options are available for becoming a Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (CPSGT) prior to reaching the RST or RPSGT levels.
A Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologist works in a Sleep Center to assist Sleep Medicine Physicians perform sleep testing on patients with sleep problems and/or sleep disorders that impact the quality of sleep.
The sleep Technologist works all night monitoring patients they have been set up with sensors and electrodes to monitor brain waves, breathing patterns, snoring, chin activity, limb movements, Oxygen levels, Heart rate and Rhythm, body position, and other parameters as required.
The Sleep Technologist will welcome a patient into the sleep center at night and complete the necessary forms and paperwork and have the patient prepare for bed. The Sleep Technologist then apply all the required sensor wires and devices. The Sleep Technologist will perform a series of calibration commands with the patient to ensure the sensors are reading correctly. The patient is asked to sleep unless they choose to watch TV or read for a bit prior to lights out.
During the night the Sleep Technologist monitors the computer program tracings and video to observe the patient and makes regular notes for the Sleep Physician. Additionally the Sleep Technologist is analyzing the recording data and marking all the events of importance on the computer in order to prepare a detailed report for the Sleep Physician to review.
The sleep Technologist will remove the sensors in the morning after testing is complete, cleanup the equipment, complete any discharge paperwork with the patient, and complete notes and reports for the Sleep Physician to review while analyzing the patient's study.
A sleep Technologist performs other overnight duties such as treatments for sleep disorders.
Additional duties may lead an experienced Technologist to perform daytime work doing specialty testing, performing setups and analysis of Home Testing devices, educating patients, managing staff and facilities, and performing other clinical tasks related to sleep disorders testing and treatments.
Requirements: High School Diploma, good logical thinking skills, comfort working with 2 patients all night (night shift), basic math, and basic computer operating skills (windows, Office, etc.). Candidates should also be able to be at a computer desk for long periods, be able to assist patients in getting in/out of bed, have the dexterity while standing to attach medical sensors, and be able to assist patients in/out of bed to the restroom if needed.
Visit the AASM A-Step Website for more information about the program: A-STEP: Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Programs (aasm.org). You can sign up and start the first module FREE.
Ronin PSG Program Our fastest program designed for quick learners able to read and learn independently and/or those needing to earn while they learn. This program includes, textbooks, learning resources, online training classes, and fast track clinical training in a sleep center alongside credentialed Sleep Technologists. ($$$)
AASM A-Step approved Introductory Course (Pending). This program is designed to complement the online A-Step module program hosted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine program. Completing both components allow a candidate to meet the criteria to apply for the CPSGT exam immediately and/or the RPSGT exam with the required number of clinical hours performed. ($$$$)
BRPT approved STAR Focused Program (Pending) This program is approved for the BRPT Focused Track and includes the training and clinical experience required to be eligible to take the CPSGT exam when completed. ($$$$) 80-hour onsite hours required.
PAP training review course (Pending) This course is designed to review basic to intermediate Positive Airway Pressure Titration skills and knowledge for Titrating patients in the sleep center environment.
Gerald started a career in Polysomnography 23 years ago in Santa Barbara, CA with Andrew Binder, MD and team. Gerald's original sleep training was from the Ohio Institute for Sleep Medicine Tech Shop under the direction of the late Helmut Schmidt, MD.
Gerald is the founder of Ronin Sleep Solutions, was the Technical Director of Valley Sleep Centers in Arizona for nearly 20 years, serves on the Arizona Sleep Society Board for the past 14 years, and has been on the Gateway Community College Sleep Program Advisory Board for approximately 10 years. Gerald attended Arizona State University as an English and Microbiology student before pursuing a career in Sleep Medicine. Gerald is a member of the Arizona Sleep Society, The American Association of Sleep Technologists, and The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Gerald has experience in many roles of sleep center operations and offers a unique perspective to students.
John Bradley has been performing Polysomnograms for over 30 years and has extensive experience with sleep systems and performing treatment options like PAP and Inspire Fine Tuning studies. John began his sleep training out of the Stanford University Sleep Program, and has worked through hospital and private sleep centers. John earned his Psychology degree from Northern Arizona University. Currently, John serves as a Senior Technologist with Valley Sleep Centers in Arizona. John is a member of the Arizona Sleep Society and the American Association of Sleep Technologists.
Pending new staff