In May, 2011 the first course in polysomnography in the city of Bogotá was presented. It was hosted by Sleepvirtual & Priority Health Education. The course gathered the participation of more than 50 attendees, which included doctors and technicians interested in the field of polysomnography. The course had more than 50 attendees, which included doctors and technicians interested in the field of polysomnography.
There was four days of intensive theoretical training starting with the Basic Priciples of Polysomnography, AASM New Scoring Guidelines, Patient Hook-up and Preparation, Digital Polysomnography, Positive Pressure Titration an O2 Therapy, among other points of interest. The program was delivered in spanish.
The four day polysomnography course was awarded 50 continuing education credits, 25 each by the AARC and the AAST. This unpresidented event marked the first time in Colombia’s history that a polysomography course was offered with the approval of this many education credits from American Associations.
In the opinion of the attendees, the course was one of the best offered to sleep professionals in Colombia and has sparked their interest to pursue more educational events geared toward the field of sleep medicine and technology.
“Very good and complete, the course is very well designed and deals with all of theissues from the simple to the complex and helps all the technicians.” – Dr Rafael Lobelo, Pulmonologist
“The course was excellent for deep content & well suited for activities that are performed daily. I hope to go deeper on most issues of polysomnography, thank you very much and I hope to participate again on the next course offered.” – Sandra Rocio Morales, Technical Coordinator in Polysomnography
“It was very good, I learned a lot, I would like to undertake some more practical sesions.” - Jeimy Carolina Gomez, Polysomnographt Technician
Ed Faria, MBA, Sleep virtual’s CEO presents the faculty: Felipe Lerida, CPSGT, Candace Anderson, CPSGT, and Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RPFT, CRT-NPS, RCP, the Directorof Education for www.PriorityHealthEducation.com
The organizers (from left to right): Laura Patino, Felipe Lerida, Paula Velasquez, Joseph Anderson, and Candace Anderson
Plans are currently underway to bring additional educaion throughout Latin America.