The Sleep Center of the Rockies® is proud to announce its formal accreditation status by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) makes sure that people with sleep problems get the best medical care.
Sleep medicine is a recognized medical subspecialty. Doctors who specialize in sleep medicine help people who are unable to sleep well. They also help people who struggle to stay awake during the day. Sleep doctors are able to detect and treat both common and rare sleep disorders. Some common sleep disorders are insomnia, jet lag, sleepwalking, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
The AASM accredits centers and labs that treat people who have sleep problems. AASM accreditation is the “gold standard” for the field. It shows that a sleep center or lab maintains the highest standards in all it does. In 1977 the AASM accredited the first sleep disorders center.
Today there are more than 1,000 centers and labs that are accredited by the AASM. They are providing trusted medical care in every part of the country.
The AASM develops evidence-based practice parameters and other standards as benchmarks for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. These professional standards promote consistency and excellence in sleep-related health care. Education The AASM develops professional education resources and provides postgraduate courses as part of the Sleep
Series, enabling physicians to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. Medical professionals from diverse backgrounds are able to enhance their understanding of sleep and sleep disorders by participating in online webinars. The AASM also partners with the Sleep Research Society to organize the SLEEP annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, which brings together an international body of leading researchers and clinicians to present and discuss new developments in the field.
Together with the Sleep Research Society, the AASM published the first issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Sleep in September 1978. The journal played a foundational role in the development of modern sleep medicine and continues to publish groundbreaking research today. The AASM established the American Sleep Medicine Foundation in 1998 to promote excellence in education and to support rigorous scientific research. In January 2005, the AASM began publishing the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine to provide a forum for research with direct applicability to sleep clinicians.
The AASM provides reliable medical information to increase public awareness of the risks involved with sleep disorders and the appropriate measures to take in order to prevent and treat them. The AASM launched its public education Web site, www.sleepeducation.com, in March 2005. The site is a valuable tool for patients and other people who are seeking dependable information related to sleep, sleep disorders, treatments and services.
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