Indianapolis, IN – Community Health Network’s 18 month Sleep Technologist Education Program was granted accreditation by the AmericanAcademy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Community Health Network’s program is the first in the state to receive this accreditation.
The AASM developed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to promote the standardization of sleep technologist education and training. A-STEP equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the profession of sleep technology. Completing A-STEP fulfills the education requirements for the Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT) Certification Exam offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technicians (BRPT).
“The AASM accreditation is the gold standard in the sleep medicine and sleep technology fields and we are proud to receive this distinction,” said Jeff Moliere, director of sleep centers. “As an A-STEP Provider, our colleagues and patients will recognize our commitment to providing exceptional care.”
An estimated 47 million American adults may be putting themselves at risk for injury, health and behavioral problems, because they aren’t meeting minimum sleep requirements, according to polls by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). NSF’s 2005 Sleep in America poll found that about one-half of American adults said that they got a good night’s sleep on most nights. People who sleep well, in general, are happier and healthier. But when sleep is poor or inadequate, people feel tired or fatigued, their social and intimate relationships suffer, work productivity is negatively affected, and they may put themselves or others at risk by driving while fatigued or less alert.
Ranked among the top 20 integrated health care networks in the nation, Community Health Network has more than 70 sites of care throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, a dedicated heart hospital; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck urgent care centers; occupational health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.