While each state and facility have their own mandates and schedules for re-opening or expanding services that have been severely reduced during this unprecedented time, all sleep centers are currently working toward providing safe care for their patients.
Sleep center managers and thought leaders in sleep technology from around the nation will convene a Townhall on May 26, 2020 to discuss some ideas on how to provide a safe environment for our staff and our patients in the sleep center. They will discuss strategies that sleep centers are using or planning to operate safely, provide some suggestions for screening patients and staff, discuss COVID-19 pre-testing strategies for sleep patients, and provide tips on how to maintain a clean environment in the sleep center.
This online discussion is for sleep center managers and staff who wish to avail themselves of some of the many ways sleep organizations are striving to keep their staff and patients safe during the sleep diagnosis, testing and follow-up process. Presenters will also discuss future opportunities for sleep centers, such as utilizing telehealth for new and established patients and provide a glimpse at what new opportunities that these uncertain times may offer for CCSH staff. Join us for an informative and thought-provoking session.
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- Discuss the preparatory steps that sleep centers are taking to manage patient and staff safety in light of COVID-19
- Review staff concerns and discuss ways to mitigate concerns by making a plan that addresses patient screening and staff protection
- Discuss methods to address infection control needs for safety of staff, equipment and the environment
- Explore new and innovative ways to interact with and care for patients using telehealth and technologist education skills
- Derive support from your AAST community
- Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
- George Evans, RPSGT, RST
- Julie DeWitte, RCP, RPSGT, RST
- Karin Johnson, MD
- Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST
- Mike Furgason, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
- Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST
- Rita Brooks, MEd, RPSGT, REEG/EPT, FAAST
- Kevin A Asp, CRT, RPSGT
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