GCC Hosts Sleep Review Seminar

Batavia, New York- Genesee Community College is pleased to partner with K & M Medical for a two-day Sleep Review seminar on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2011. This seminar will benefit both sleep technologists and respiratory therapists throughout the region interested in gaining additional knowledge in the field of polysomnography and earning continuing education credits.

Batavia, New York- Genesee Community College is pleased to partner with K & M Medical for a two-day Sleep Review seminar on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2011. This seminar will benefit both sleep technologists and respiratory therapists throughout the region interested in gaining additional knowledge in the field of polysomnography and earning continuing education credits. Each day of the seminar will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place in T102 in the Conable Technology Building at the Batavia Campus.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of polysomnographic principles emphasizing concepts needed for technicians preparing for sleep boards as well as challenge individuals desiring a review of the latest sleep related concepts. The course will include a study manual and sample questions aimed to accomplish these goals. This program has been formally submitted for approval to the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) as well as the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) for 14.0 contact hours.

Participants may choose to register for the full two days, or for just one day. The cost for the two days is $215 or for one day is $110. For the full schedule of the two-day seminar and a registration form, please visit http://www.kmmed.com/docs/gen_oct.pdf . On-site registration will be accepted.

Genesee’s Polysomnographic Technology degree is the first program of its kind in New York State, and the curriculum focuses on specific polysomnographic subject matter including diagnosing sleep disorders, sleep study instrumentation, the physiology of sleep medicine, as well as human anatomy, physiology and chemistry, and general psychology. Any person interested in the field of polysomnography or the Polysomnographic Technology associate’s degree program at Genesee should contact Marshann Thomas, director of the Polysomnographic program at 585-343-0055 x6188.

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