The American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) unveiled its latest revisions and updates to its Standards for Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers, which are effective as of this month. Among the revisions are an updated list of accepted registry examinations for registered and nonregistered sleep technologists, as well as changes to accepted certification providers for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Under Standard B-8, the AASM will now accept registry examinations offered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) for registered sleep technologists. In addition, while the new standards still require registered sleep technologists to be present at a facility for 30 hours per week minimum, registered sleep technologists working at sleep centers that are open for fewer than 40 hours per week “must be present at the facility 75% of the time.”

The list of accepted registry examinations has also been updated for nonregistered sleep technologists. Under Standard B-9, the AASM will accept registry exams offered by the ABSM, NBRC, and BRPT.

Additionally, Standard B-11 has been revised, eliminating the names of specific providers for CPR certification. According to the AASM, “This change allows medical directors to select the local CPR certification program that is most appropriate for their staff.”

Under Standards F-6, F-7, F-8, and F-9, the requirement for inter-scorer reliability can now be fulfilled by the AASM Inter-scorer Reliability program.