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Focus Sleep School tuition is $2750. Your place in one of our upcoming conferences can be reserved with a $500 deposit. This includes the cost of the pre-course modules, the in-person sessions, textbook, Focus Sleep School Workbook, the AASM Manual for Scoring sleep, and other supplies. Meal and lodging are the responsibility of each student.
Your tuition includes the cost of the pre-course modules, the in-person sessions, the textbook, the Focus Sleep School Workbook, the AASM Manual for Scoring sleep, and other supplies. Meals and lodging are not included; however we've listed a few recommendations here.
Payment plans are available after your $500 registration fee is paid, and you are registered. Full Tuition is due by the first day of the in-person program.
Focus Sleep School is located at 7730 Wolf River Boulevard, Suite 105 in Germantown, Tennessee.
More locations are opening throughout 2022!
Yes! If you are a former student, we offer a Referral Bonus for each new student you refer to the program. Representatives of an institution can apply for a discounted tuition rate for your personnel.
The Pre-Course Modules can be found by signing into your account and clicking the "Coursework" link.
The Post-Course Modules are completed through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Full completion of A-STEP includes both the introductory course and the AASM A-STEP Modules.
Focus Sleep School is accredited by AASM and required to follow these standards. Topics of discussion include:
- The history of sleep medicine, an overview of sleep disorders, and the role of the sleep technologist
- Training in patient safety (incorporating infection control technicies; fall precautions; recognizing emergencies)
- Training in patient communication (how to obtain patient histories; how to manage a difficult patient; patient confidentiality; HIPAA regulations; informed consent)
- Training in adult and pediatric intake and equipment setup for sleep studies (In-lab polysonography; home sleep apnea testing)
- Training in polysomnographic recording; diagnostic and treatement equipment; and electrical safety
- Introductory training to sleep stage scoring and polysomnographic event detection
- Training on standard polysomnographic procedures (the Multiple Sleep Latency Test; the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test)
- Training on the application of positive airway pressure and supplemental oxygen
- Discussion on nocturnal ventilation
The topic list for the AASM A-STEP modules can be found here.
Finding employment should not be overly difficult due to a nationwide shortage of trained sleep technicians. However, should you decide to stay close to us, trainee positions are available through Focus Sleep Centers in West Tennessee and Mississippi.
You can register online on the BRPT website once all eligibility criteria has been met.