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The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events v2.5 (Print)
Description
The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications is the definitive reference for the evaluation of polysomnography (PSG) and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT). This comprehensive resource provides rules for scoring sleep stages, arousals, respiratory events during sleep, movements during sleep and cardiac events. The AASM Scoring Manual also provides standard montages, electrode placements and digitization parameters. This manual is indispensable for sleep technologists, and it is an essential reference for physicians who interpret sleep studies.

The following summary provides an overview of a new section and some key changes that have been made in Version 2.5.
• II. Parameters to be Reported for Polysomnography (Section B) – updated total sleep time parameter.
• III. Technical and Digital Specifications (Section C) – histograms should now also display body position.
• IV. Sleep Staging Rules, Part 1: Rules for Adults (Section E) – a new figure depicting the definition of ‘rapid eye movements’ was added.
• VIII. Respiratory Rules, Part 1: Rules for Adults (Section C) – a new figure was added to clarify Note 2.
• IX. HSAT Rules for Adults, Part 1: HSAT Utilizing Respiratory Flow and/or Effort Parameters (Recording Data to be Reported) – this section was split into two sections – data to be reported if sleep is NOT recorded and data to be reported if sleep is recorded.
• IX. HSAT Rules for Adults, Part 1: HSAT Utilizing Respiratory Flow and/or Effort Parameters (Summary Statements) – reporting the occurrence of snoring is now OPTIONAL. • IX. HSAT Rules for Adults, Part 1: HSAT Utilizing Respiratory Flow and/or Effort Parameters (HSAT Respiratory Events Rules: Technical Specifications) – dual thoracoabdominal RIP belts are RECOMMENDED for monitoring respiratory effort, whereas single thoracoabdominal RIP belts are ACCEPTABLE. • IX. HSAT Rules for Adults, Part 2: HSAT Utilizing Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (Section B) – replaced reporting the number of sleep-related respiratory events with reporting respiratory event index. • X. Development Process – a list of the previous versions of the Scoring Manual and release dates was added.
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• XII. Glossary of Terms – definitions of delta frequency and theta rhythm were updated to be consistent throughout the manual.
Current Version
v.2.5.0


Previous Versions
The following are versions of the Scoring Manual, summaries of the revisions made for each major update, and dates when these versions were released.


Note:All AASM-accredited sleep facilities are required to have implemented the new rules in Version 2.5 by October 1, 2018.
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Cost: Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $50.00
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