European Sleep Research Society has created the standard criteria for the accreditation of sleep centers and the application form with active participation of Turkish Sleep Medicine Society.
A separate room which allows night personnel to work comfortably must be available. Bedside polysomnograph is not recommended.
It refers simultaneous recordings of neurophysiological, cardio - respiratory and other biological signals during all night sleep period. Minimum PSG Assembly should include the following parameters.
1 Chin EMG
Body position sensor
Registration of respiratory efforts
2 tibial (leg) EMG
Oxygen saturation recording
Video recording and monitoring
The record can be used in paper or digitally in polysomniography. When digital recording is performed: devices must allow seeing the previous period
It must be classified according to International Classification of Sleep Disorders.
PSG report content
It must contain sleep parameters, hypnogram, all night signals summaries and CPAP pressure trends.
Patient report content
It must contain patient's history of sleep disorders, sleep parameters, all night signals summaries and definitely PSG signal output. Sleep parameters added to report must be scored manually by experienced physician.
PSG s data must be kept completely during a reasonable time under the laws of the country. The records saved by index system must be stored by easy accessible way. Accreditation questionnaire is available in our website. After filling out this form, other requirements must be completed and delivered to the Secretariat of Turkish Sleep Disorders Society