On July 1, 2015, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released Version 2.2 of the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events.

Based on the recommendations of the AASM Scoring Manual Committee, the AASM Board of Directors has approved the addition of two new sections in Version 2.2:

  • Sleep staging rules for infants
  • Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) rules for adults

According to the www.aasmnet.org (explanation that follows reprinted with permission), these new rules represent significant changes that also incorporate key terminology and definitions with which sleep clinicians and technologists must become familiar, including monitoring time and respiratory event index. All AASM accredited sleep facilities and HSAT programs are required to implement the new rules in Version 2.2 by October 1, 2015.

Updated annually, the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events is an online resource offering you multi-platform digital access from desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Subscribers can access the manual via the AASM website or by using the AASM Resource Library app, which is a free download through the App Store or Google play. An annual subscription ensures immediate access to the current version of the manual. A summary of updates in Version 2.2 is available on the AASM’s website.