New Resource to Evaluate Scoring Skills Added to AASM Website
AASM Weekly Update
Friday, July 1, 2011
Individuals interested in evaluating their sleep study scoring ability may now take advantage of a new resource available in the AASM Online Learning Center: 200-Epoch Scoring Reviews. These sets of 200 consecutive epochs from a clinical sleep recording (originally released through the AASM’s online Inter-scorer Reliability Testing Program), allow the user to practice scoring sleep stage, arousals, limb movements and respiratory events. Users will have the opportunity to compare their results with ISR program participants and to view a one-hour record review presentation that guides users through the most challenging epochs from that record.
Each 200-Epoch Scoring Review will be available to users for six months and will offer the chance to earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per record. This resource is ideal for physicians preparing to take the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) sleep medicine certification exam, as the exam blueprint indicates that 20 percent of the exam will cover sleep study evaluation. For more information about this new resource, visit the AASM Online Learning Center.