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Conference Information


This years conference will be held at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE.


October 2, 2015


The purpose this educational activity is to improve the knowledge and skills of health care professionals in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri in the care of patients with sleep disorders.

The content of this conference is designed to meet the continuing education needs of: nurses, respiratory care professionals, sleep technologist, and other healthcare providers.

Conference Objectives

Explore sleep disorders in older adults
Examine the role of sleep in pregnancy and menopause
Apply current rules in the scoring of polysomnograms

Nebraska Sleep Conference Planning Committee

  • Ann Berger, PhD, RN, AOCN
  • Chris Campagna, BS, REEGT, RPSGT
  • Mary Clabaugh, BS, RRT, RPSGT
  • Cindy Dahl, RRT, RPSGT
  • Tracy DUnn, MOL, BS, RPSGT, CRT
  • Leight Heithoff, BS, RPSGT, REEGT
  • Jamie Hosler, LRCP, RPSGT
  • Brett Kuhn, PhD
  • Tim Lieske, MD
  • Steve Seiberling, RRT, RPSGT
  • Carie Smith, BS, RRT, RPSGT

Continuing Education Credit

The content of this conference is designed to meet the needs of: nurses, respiratory care professionals, sleep technologists, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with sleep disorders.

Sleep Technologists and Respiratory Therapists

Application has been made to the American Association for the Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists. These hours can be utilized for RPSGT continuing education hours.

Conference Lodging

Conference lodging has not been procured at this time.

Conference Schedule and Presentations

Conference Presentations

Why NIV – Gary Hamilton, BS, RRT (sponsored by ResMed)

Updates about Medicare Reimbursements – Paula Berriche, RN (sponsored by Noridian)

RLS, PLM, PLMD: What does it all mean? – Dr. Vikas Jain (sponsored by Respironics)

Circadian Aspects of Jet Lag and Shift Work – Dr. Helen Burgess

Advanced Credentialing for the Sleep Technologist: Beyond Titration and Scoring – Dr. Vikas Jain

The Circadian System – Shifting with Light and Melatonin – Dr. Helen Burgess

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How An Electronic Ab Toning Belt Works

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Benefits of Ab Belts

Strengthen Abdominal Muscles

The ab belt helps you in strengthening your muscles with less physical or mental strain. The stimulation produced by the electronic ab belt to contract and relax your stomach muscles provides an easy way for your abdominal muscles to get strengthened. The ab belts will firmly tone your stomach muscles and even boost your appearance by making them more pronounced.


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Burn Calories

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The increased levels of the heat in your body that is produced by the electronic ab belt will hasten the rate of metabolism and help in burning more calories much faster. This also enables the body to take in more nutrients as more toxins and other unwanted wastes to be eliminated from the body through perspiration.

Effortless Exercise

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One of the other great benefits of using electronic ab toning belt is the ability to get quick results in your effort to have better abs or burning calories. Unlike other traditional physical exercises, you are more likely to get quicker results especially if you eat the appropriate diet and perform other exercises.

Safe to Use

The electronic ab toning belts are safe to use, and even the doctors and therapists use on their patients whose mobility is limited as a result of severe injuries or paralysis (whether partial or full).
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