CPSGT Board Prep

First Sleep School

Who It's For

Entry-level Sleep Professionals wanting to begin their career in sleep medicine. This is a prerequisite for the RPSGT exam.

Topics Covered

  1. Study Performance & Instrumentation 
  2. Scoring & Data Processing
  3. Performing CPAP Titrations

What to Expect

Students enrolled in this course can expect short, high quality video lessons about 5-10 minutes in length, followed by a brief quiz after each lesson.

Description

The Online Sleep Technologist Exam Prep program allows you access to the 28 lessons specifically designed to mimic the three content areas of the BPRT exam. Designed for technologists preparing for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists’ (BRPT) CPSGT exam.

Course Overview

01

Section 1

Study Performance & Instrumentation

  • Review Patient Info
  • Common Sleep Disorders
  • Medications
  • Patient Interview
  • Questionnaires
  • Prepare for Procedure
  • Identify & Apply Sensors
  • Calibrations
  • Perform Procedures
  • Document During Testing
  • Identify & Respond to Issues
  • Recording Parameters
  • Technical Specifications
  • Clinical Events
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Patient Educational Needs
  • Clean & Disinfect

02

Section 2

Scoring & Data Processing

  • General Scoring - Adults
  • Scoring W - Adults
  • Scoring N1 - Adults
  • Scoring N2 - Adults
  • Scoring N3 - Adults
  • Scoring R - Adults
  • Scoring Major Body Movements
  • Arousal Rules
  • Cardiac Rules
  • Movement Rules - PLM
  • Movement Rules - Other Types
  • General Respiratory Rules - Adults
  • Scoring Apneas - Adults
  • Scoring Hypopneas - Adults
  • Scoring RERA's - Adults
  • Scoring Hypoventilation - Adults
  • Scoring Cheyne-Stokes - Adults
  • Verifying Accuracy
  • Reporting
  • Archive Data

03

Section 3

Performing CPAP Titrations

  • Contradictions to PAP
  • Equipment & Patient Prep
  • CPAP Guidelines - Adults
  • Titration Grading
  • Intentional Leak
  • Appropriate PAP Interface
  • Patient Acclimation
  • Intolerance - Interface Related
  • Intolerance - Pressure Related
  • Intolerance - Troubleshooting
  • Humidification

What to Expect

Each student is given their own personal Dashboard upon enrollment. This is where you will access any course(s) you are enrolled in, as well as manage your user profile, achievements, certificates, order histories, and view course completion.

The course material is a Micro-Learning styled approach to teaching. 

Each lesson is broken into two components:

  1. A short on-screen video
  2. A brief quiz over the specific topics reviewed in that lesson’s video.

We intentionally structure our courses this way because we believe that providing information in relatively short bursts of focused content promotes retention rates and increases comprehension.

On average, video lessons are around 5 minutes. A few lessons can reach up to 15 mins for some of the more condensed content, and others are a little as 1 minute in length.

After each video lesson is completed, the student will be given the option to either rewatch the video as many times as they would like, or they can proceed to the quiz.

Immediately following each lesson, you will be prompted to take a brief quiz, usually consisting of about 5 questions. The quizzes are times, however you will have multiple attempts to achieve a passing grade. 

Before a student is allowed to advance to the next lesson, a passing grade of 80% must have been acquired on the previous quiz.

The video lesson can be rewatched in between each quiz attempt, if the student would like to watch it again.

After a student has completed each of the lessons in all 3 sections, they will have an opportunity to complete an optional exam review that is geared to help solidify all of the content learned in the course, as well as help prepare them for their CPSGT exam with the BRPT.

Each lesson is carefully prepared and instructed by First Sleep School’s Owner, Larry Brewer

Larry is a Registered Sleep Technologist with over 15 years of experience.

He focuses on providing a clear understanding of the content through a relational styled teaching approach. He appreciates the value of providing real-life examples to explain even the most complex content. 

See what previous students have to say about Larry, here.

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Access Plans

1 Month

1 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 140
00
One-Time Payment
  • 1 Month Access
  • 28 Repeatable Lessons
  • 6.6 Hours of CSTE

3 Month

3 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 175
00
One-Time Payment
  • 3 Month Access
  • 28 Repeatable Lessons
  • 6.6 Hours of CSTE
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