Whew! I Survived Sleep Center Re-Accreditation
Whew!! What a week. My lab went through re-accreditation this past week. Thank goodness it's over.
While I was confident in our practice habits, I was still a little unnerved at being examined. I guess that is only natural since so much rides on passing. (We did, of course, and I would say with flying colors.)
For the past two years, we have discussed the topic of accreditation and what we needed to do to prepare at least once a week. Then, as the time drew closer, it became all that we talked about. We tend to go directly by the AASM recommendations and that practice has served us well.
Now that it's over and we've passed, I have to say that it was a tremendous learning experience. I now better know the other side of the story: what the examiner looks for, how to interact with them, and how to prepare.
I know that patients receive the highest quality care at our lab, no question. I also know that our techs can leave here and go anywhere to work. They are well trained and get great and varied exposure to not only routine cases but the difficult and very challenging as well.
Our standards are high. I am very proud to serve here.