Patient Encounter:

After Lights Out

First Sleep School

Who It's For

Individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge base of the key role and responsibility of the sleep technologist after “Lights Out,” the official statistical start of the sleep study. 

Topics Covered

  1. Overview of Patient Monitoring
  2. Recording Montage and Starting
  3. Documenting
  4. Managing the Recording
  5. Identifying and Removing Artifact

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.


This course is a continuation of the new patient encounter with an emphasis on activities after the LIGHTS OUT designation such as the recording montage, starting the procedure and the on-going monitoring of the procedure in regards to documentation, recognizing and then responding to unwanted artifact. This course also has a great review of topics related to patient safety as well as the possible risk factors associated with being a sleep technologist, such as chemical safety, electrical safety, fire safety, infection control, and managing various types of emergencies most probable while working at a sleep center. There are 17 lessons totaling 85 minutes of video-contact time. The average lesson is 5.0 minutes long.

Approved for 1.50 Units of CSTE by the BRPT

Course Overview


Section 1

Patient Monitoring

  • Patient Monitoring – Overview
  • Selecting the Recording Montage
  • Starting the Recording
  • Documenting During the Recording
  • Responding to Patient Needs
  • Maintaining the Recording


Section 2

Recording Artifact

  • Recording Artifact – Overview
  • 50-60 Hz Artifact
  • Muscle Artifact
  • ECG Artifact
  • Slow Frequency Artifact
  • Electrode Popping Artifact
  • Movement Artifact
  • Respiratory Channel Artifact
  • Oximetry Channel Artifact
  • Miscellaneous Artifact
  • Ending the Recording

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.

This particular course does not make use of an exam review. We believe you have what it takes to complete this course without it!

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.

Video Contact Minutes
Repeatable Lessons


Access to Content

Access Plans

Access Plans

3 Month

3 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 25
One-Time Payment
  • 3 Month Access
  • 17 Repeatable Lessons
  • 1.50 CSTE Units

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