In July of 2006, the Washington University Sleep Medicine Center became one of the first sites in the nation to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a Provider of the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP).
ASTEP provides participants with standardized education and training that develops a sleep medicine knowledge base and the professional skills required of a sleep technologist.
The Washington University Sleep Medicine Center has earned a two-year accreditation as an A-STEP provider, meaning that the education offered by Washington University Sleep Medicine Center’s STEP 1 course has met the standards of accreditation designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involved a detailed evaluation of the Sleep Center’s program, including faculty, curriculum, resources and assessment.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Washington University Sleep Medicine Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as an ASTEP Provider,” said Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, AASM president. The Sleep Center’s ASTEP is a significant resource to the local community as it ensures that those who assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders are well-trained and that patients suffering from sleep disorders receive the highest quality of care.”