The Essential Sleep Scoring Resource
The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications Version 2.0 is the definitive reference for the evaluation of polysomnograms. This comprehensive and continuously evolving 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 online publication is essential for sleep technologists who perform and score sleep studies and for physicians who interpret polysomnographic recordings.
An evolution of the classic work by Rechtschaffen and Kales, Version 2.0 of the AASM Scoring Manual is overseen by a committee of renowned sleep experts. Each scoring rule and subsequent revision is formed by consensus based on extensive literature review and analysis. Compliance with the rules contained in Version 2.0 of the AASM Scoring Manual is effective October 1, 2013.
Multi-Platform Digital Access
Access the rules for scoring sleep studies anywhere. Version 2.0 of the AASM Scoring Manual is available for your desktop, tablet and mobile device in multiple formats. Quickly navigate to and bookmark scoring rules with the Standard Version or flip through the AASM Scoring Manual page-by-page in the Online eBook Edition. Log in with your tablet or smartphone and view all of the scoring rules in a format optimized for your device. With your subscription, you will automatically receive access to every version of the AASM Scoring Manual.
New Digital Features
- Save Custom Bookmarks
- Embedded References and Notes
- Search by Keyword
- Easy-to-use Navigation
Scoring Manual App for iPhone and iPad
Subscribers receive full access to the AASM Scoring Manual app, available through the iTunes App Store for all iOS devices. The app is a free download; users must provide their AASM login to access the content within the app. Once you complete the initial setup using your AASM login, you will be able to reference all of the rules for scoring sleep stages, arousals, respiratory events during sleep and more without an internet connection. Other features include a search function useful for individual cases and the ability to highlight and bookmark frequently-reference rules.
Revisions New to Scoring Manual Version 2.0
The AASM Scoring Manual was revised by a committee of sleep experts to include new rules for scoring respiratory events based on the findings of the Sleep Apnea Definitions Task Force. The entire publication has been revised to address common scoring questions by integrating material from the AASM's Scoring Manual FAQs. All figures have been updated for improved quality and clarity of content.
- Parameters to be Reported for Polysomnography
- Technical and Digital Specifications for Routine PSG Recordings
- Visual Rules for Children and Adults
- Arousal Rule
- Cardiac Rules
- Movement Rules
- Respiratory Rules for Children and Adults
- And More...
Subscriptions for the AASM Scoring Manual runs on a calendar year basis. Individuals who subscribe now will have access through December 2013. AASM Accredited Center Members may provide unlimited access for all staff members at a flat rate through the institutional subscription program.
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