Meeting and Exceeding New Guidelines
"The sensor to detect absence of airflow for identification of an apnea is an oronasal thermal sensor."*
"The sensor for detection of airflow for identification of a hypopnea is a nasal air pressure transducer."*
"The sensor for detection of respiratory effort is either esophageal manometry, or calibrated or uncalibrated inductance plethysmography."*
"Acceptable methods for assessing alveolar hypoventilation are either transcutaneous or end-tidal PCO2 monitoring."*
*The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology, and Technical Specifications, 2007.