The Domino’s Farms location of the U-M Sleep Disorders Center has achieved program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The clinic and sleep lab, which opened in 2012, joins the Health System’s other two clinical sleep locations at South State Street and the Med Inn in achieving AASM accreditation. All three locations are also accredited for home sleep testing.
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country. A directory of all accredited centers is at http://www.sleepeducation.com/find-a-center .
The Domino’s Farms location is directed by Neeraj Kaplish, M.D., and is located at 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Suite L1400.
At the Domino’s location, patients scheduled for surgery who need attention for airway and sleep issues can easily be seen in both the Department of Anesthesiology’s Preoperative Clinic and the sleep clinic. Specialists from MedEQUIP work at the Domino’s locations, fitting patients with CPAP machines to help them breathe at night and overcome the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Learn more at http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/sleep-lab-0612