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Are you looking for help in understanding and implementing the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events? Written in straightforward and accessible language, the Technologist’s Handbook provides answers to your questions about the Manual, including step-by-step instructions for scoring stages and events. The Handbook includes many illustrations of the waveforms and patterns used in sleep scoring as well as a glossary of the terms. It serves as a comprehensive introduction to sleep scoring, a useful reference when questions arise, and a valuable resource for studying for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists’™ examination. Every technologist should have one on their bookshelf.
The Handbook briefly reviews filter settings and electrode placement (parts of the recording process), but the focus is on record scoring. The Handbook reviews and expands on the rules as written, with illustrations of key points and tables to summarize scoring strategies. It also includes explanations and decisions made by the AASM Manual Steering Committee.
The Handbook follows the order of rules in the Manual. Sections and chapter headings are the same as those in the Manual. Scoring of polysomnograms does not follow the same order. For example, in order to score some sleep stages you will need to know the rule for scoring arousals. For best results, the Handbook should first be read straight through and can be used later as a reference for questions as they come up during the scoring of records.
80 pages. ©2009 American Academy of Sleep Medicine