Angie Balowski and Demetria Adzic, Sleep Lab employees at the Community Health Center of Branch County (CHC), recently passed their boards becoming Registered Polysomnography Technologists (RPSGT).
Angie and Demetria both took their board exams in March 2010 and recently received their results. They are now registered through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. To pass the RPSGT credential they had to pass a rigorous four hour, 200 question, computer based examination. This credential represents the highest standard in the field of Sleep Technology.
“I am proud of both of them, as they worked very hard to prepare for this exam” stated Chris Kelly, Director of Sleep Lab. “They both are very good at what they do and we are lucky to have them here at CHC.”
What does this mean for CHC? It is a very important step toward the CHC Sleep Lab becoming an accredited Sleep Lab. Our customer satisfaction rate for the Sleep Lab in 2009 was 97 percent, and is at 97 percent for 2010 year to date. “We have always provided quality care and great customer service” stated Chris. “This credential just proves that we have top notch staff in our Sleep Lab.”
The Sleep Labs performs Sleep Studies Sunday through Thursday nights. Both men and women can stuffer from sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when the upper airway muscles relax during sleep which blocks the flow of air in the windpipe. This can cause the person’s oxygen levels to drop and/or disrupt the person’s sleep.
If you or your family members have daytime sleepiness, feel tired all the time, don’t feel rested when you wake up, have headaches when you wake up, or snore, you may have sleep apnea. For a Free pre-sleep study screening, contact the CHC Sleep Center at (517) 279-5364. Again, congratulations to Angie and Demetria on passing their boards.