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Sleep Clinical Physiologist – Information for Health Professionals.
A Clinical Physiologist (Sleep) may be involved in the conduct of a range of diagnostic investigations, therapeutic interventions, and other related clinical activities.
Tests conducted may include performing and analysis of overnight sleep studies (polysomnography) and daytime tests such as Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLTs) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests (MWTs). Clinical Physiologists (Sleep) may be involved in patient education, treatment implementation, treatment follow up and review and related clinical tasks. Treatments used may include CPAP, mandibular advancement splints, positional devices, supplemental oxygen therapy, and bi-level ventilation.
Clinical Physiologists (Sleep) may achieve certification with the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential. The RPSGT is an internationally recognised credential.