Pediatric PSG I (Basic): Accommodating Children in the Sleep Lab

Program Description

This course will highlight the unique and specialized aspects of pediatric polysomnography including discussion ofpediatric indications for PSG, review of the new AASM scoring rules and their implementation in clinical settings; and basic policies and procedures for safety, scheduling, staffing, and accommodations. Strategies for making the PSG child friendly and improving the coping skills of the child, caregiver and staff; pediatric PSG procedures and PAP Mask fitting, habituation, and titration tips, and pediatric scoring (visual, respiratory, movements, arrhythmias and other waveforms) will also be covered in detail.

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference attendees should be able to:

  • Develop policies and procedures for successful and “child-friendly” polysomnography
  • Modify PAP mask fitting, application, and titration to a pediatric population
  • Implement pediatric scoring consistent with AASM procedures

Target Audience

Novice, intermediate and advanced sleep medicine specialists, fellows, physicians, psychologists, nurses, nursepractitioners, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists. 
Instructional level: intermediate

 Schedule - Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:00–8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00–8:15 Welcome
Co-Chairs: Carol L. Rosen and Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
8:15–9:00 Sleep Lab Tool Kit for Children: Protocols, Safety, Procedures, Diagnoses, Work Flow, Scheduling and Questionnaires
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPGST and Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
9:00–9:30 Child Friendly PSG - Interactive Workshop with Child Life - Communication, Coping Plansand Distractions
Elizabeth Zaremba, MA, CCLS
9:30–10:00 CPAP Titration in Children: Mask Fitting and Titration Protocols for a Positive First Experience
Ann C. Halbower, MD
10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–11:00 Visual Scoring Across the Ages: Staging, Arousals, and DPR
Daniel G. Glaze, MD
Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: From Sensors to Scoring
Carol L. Rosen, MD
11:45–12:15 Scoring Movements, Arrhythmias, and Other Waveforms
Madeleine M. Grigg-Damberger, MD
12:15–12:30 pm Question & Answer Session and Wrap-Up