This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic
Technologist Education (CoAPSG). For more information, please visit
www.caahep.org or contact:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic
Technologist Education Programs (CoA PSG)
1711 Frank Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
Polysomnography Technical Standards
Polysomnographic Technologists are
required to work overnight shifts, and as students of the polysomnography
program, you will be required to attend clinical rotations during the overnight
hours two nights per week. Careful consideration of your ability and willingness to
work the night shift is recommended before beginning this program. For more
information about shift work, visit:
In addition to attending ten to twelve hour
overnight shifts, polysomnographic technology students must meet the following
technical standards in order to successfully complete the program and function
in the capacity of a technologist.
Use digital fine motor skills with both hands
continually throughout the shift. Tasks include writing, measuring, connecting
small pieces of equipment, assessing pulse and blood pressure, attaching
equipment to patients.
Help patients in and out of beds and chairs.
Stand and walk to and from patient care areas
throughout the shift.
Push and pull heavy objects such as recliners,
beds, wheelchairs and computers.
See clearly enough to read hand-written and
computer generated communication. Be able to view small objects clearly on a
computer screen continuously for extended time periods, i.e. six hours. See
clearly enough to connect small pieces of equipment.
Hear patient voices, equipment alarms, intercom
sounds, and telephone rings and voices clearly enough to understand them.
Interact appropriately, and communicate clearly
with patients, physicians, peers, and supervisors.
Function safely and effectively in stressful
situations and seek assistance when needed.
Apply safety and infection control standards
required to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients, staff, and self.
Maintain proper dress code and personal hygiene
required for close contact with patients and others.
The mission of the Polysomnography Technology program at Moraine Valley
Community College is to provide an outstanding educational opportunity for
students to become competent, ethical, professional polysomnographic
The Polysomnography program will:
- Prepare competent entry-level
polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective
- Meet or exceed all Standards and
Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Polysomnographic
Technology as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs and Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education.
- Provide a positive, stimulating
intellectual, social, and ethical environment in which students can learn.
- Promote the desire for lifelong learning
and professional growth and excellence.
- Promote the principles of respect for
diversity among members of the community.
- Provide the community with individuals
qualified to perform polysomnographic procedures and advocate for improved
quality of sleep and wakefulness in a professional and compassionate way.
The program graduate will:
- Demonstrate competence in the knowledge,
skills and behaviors of Polysomnography as described in the Board of
Registered Polysomnographic Technologists comprehensive RPSGT examination
detailed content outline.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical
conduct essential of health care workers and as established by the Board of
Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
- Actively participate in professional
organizations and advance the field of Polysomnography through leadership
- Anticipate and respond to the needs of a
diverse patient population in a competent, caring manner.