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PROGRAM OUTCOMES

POLYSOMNOGRAPHY (SLEEP DISORDERS)
(CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY)

1. Communication. Communicate verbally with members of the healthcare team and
patient’s family members (or care takers when appropriate) according to established
guidelines.
2. Working with Others. To be able to work independently as well as a member of a
healthcare team; to ensure proper test and patient safety.
3. Professionalism. Act professionally, according to the Board Registered
Polysomnographic Technical Code of Conduct and established institutional guidelines.
4. Patient Education. Educate the patient on sleep and sleep disorders and explain the
procedures and equipment that will be used during testing within scope of practice.
5. Patient Assessment. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, neurophysiology,
cardiopulmonary, sleep and basic math in order to observe, gather, analyze, and
document physiological parameters before, during, and after a sleep procedure.
6. Hardware/Software. Set-up, calibrate, monitor, and trouble shoot hardware. Run sleep
software to acquire accurate and artifact free data while maintaining safety.
7. Problem Solve/Decision Making. Observe patients, data, and equipment to react
appropriately and safely.
8. Lab Management. Explain general lab management procedures.
9. Meets the educational requirements for registry eligibility.