Moraine Valley Community College || Health Sciences || Sleep Technology

Sleep Technology
(FORMERLY polysomnography TECHNOLOGY)

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014

Accreditation
The Sleep Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Sleep Technologist Education (www.coapsg.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation for Sleep Technologist Education Programs (CoA PSG)
1711 Frank Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 626-3238
www.coapsg.org

Sleep Technical Standards

Sleep Technologists are required to work overnight shifts, and as students of the Sleep 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: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/shift-work-and-sleep.

In addition to attending ten to twelve hour overnight shifts, Sleep 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.

Program Mission

The mission of the Sleep Technology program at Moraine Valley Community College is to provide an outstanding educational opportunity for students to become competent, ethical, professional Sleep technologists.

Program Goals

The Sleep program will:

  1. Prepare competent entry-level Sleep technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
  2. Meet or exceed all Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Sleep Technology as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and Committee on Accreditation for Sleep Technologist Education.
  3. Provide a positive, stimulating intellectual, social, and ethical environment in which students can learn.
  4. Promote the desire for lifelong learning and professional growth and excellence.
  5. Promote the principles of respect for diversity among members of the community.
  6. Provide the community with individuals qualified to perform Sleep procedures and advocate for improved quality of sleep and wakefulness in a professional and compassionate way.

The program graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviors of Sleep as described in the Board of Registered Sleep Technologists comprehensive RPSGT examination detailed content outline.
  2. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct essential of health care workers and as established by the Board of Registered Sleep Technologists.
  3. Actively participate in professional organizations and advance the field of Sleep through leadership and advocacy.
  4. Anticipate and respond to the needs of a diverse patient population in a competent, caring manner.