Sleep testing helps identify causes of sleep apnea, insomnia and other problems
West Burlington, Iowa, June 28, 2018 – Three services at Great River
Medical Center recently received reaccreditation. Accreditation provides
independent, objective verification of quality and enhances credibility.
Great River Sleep Disorders Center was granted five-year reaccreditation
from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Sleep testing helps
identify the cause of restless sleep, such as chronic obstruction sleep
apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome.
Great River Sleep Disorders Center also received reaccreditation for out-of-center
sleep testing, which allows limited sleep studies to be performed in the
homes of people who meet specific criteria. This also is a five-year accreditation.
The Laboratory Accreditation Board of American Board of Registration of
Electroencephalographic (EEG) and Evoked Potential Technologists renewed
its five-year accreditation of EEG services, which are provided through
Great River Sleep Disorders Center.
EEG testing helps physicians diagnose a variety of neurological problems, such as:
- Degenerative brain disease
- Organic causes of psychiatric symptoms
- Seizure disorders
Great River Medical Center EEG technologists also are certified in intraoperative
spinal-cord monitoring. They record and study the electric activity of
the brain and nervous system during surgery to spot changes in brain,
spinal-cord and peripheral-nerve function to help prevent irreversible damage.
Great River Sleep Disorders Center recently expanded and moved to the first
floor of the hospital. Referral from a health care provider is required
for sleep studies and EEG testing. For more information, visit www.GreatRiverHealthSystem.org.