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Neff receives highest credential

By Staff | Jul 21, 2010

Mary J. Neff, RPSGT

Mary J. Neff, a sleep technician with Sistersville General Hospital, has earned the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential. This internationally recognized credential represents the highest certification in the field for health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.

To obtain this credential, a technologist must have necessary clinical experience, hold CPR certification or its equivalent, adhere to the BRPT Standards of Conduct and pass the RPSGT credentialing exam.

Neff’s achievement of the RPSGT credential represents a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards for public health and safety. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists pledge to adhere to the ethical guidelines of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists” Standards of Conduct.

With more than 40 million America’s affected by sleep disorders, it is important for patients to seek out sleep clinics that employ Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. The RPSGT credential is a symbol of quality, responsibility and credibility, indicating that a credentialed technologist has a level of experience and competence aligned with an international standard.

A polysomnogram is a test that records a patient’s physical state during various stages of sleep and wakefulness. It provides data that is essential in evaluating sleep and sleep-related complaints, such as identifying sleep stages, body position, blood oxygen levels, respiratory events, muscle tone, heart rate, amount of snoring and general sleep behavior.

“We are pleased to offer this service to the community and congratulate Mary Neff on this highest achievement,” stated Brian Lowther, chief executive officer of Sistersville General Hospital.