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Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program

Please submit the following to Michener:

All applicants:

  • Completed Michener Application Form
  • Detailed resume
  • Clear identification of the Admission Requirement under which you are applying (1, 2, or 3 above)
  • Proof of an English language assessment (if applicable*)
  • A $35 non-refundable application fee

In addition:

1. Applicants currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) with an accredited hospital require a letter from their employer confirming the length of time employed directly in IONM, and the estimated hours per month.

2. Full CANM members require proof of CANM Full Member status.

3. Applicants who are applying with a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field require:

i) official transcripts

Note: If you are an internationally educated applicant, please be aware that you must have a full Course by Course evaluation of your university transcripts by the World Education Service (WES) or a Comprehensive evaluation from the International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS). Documents must be evaluated to Canadian standards.

ii) a 500-word essay outlining why you are seeking a career in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and how you feel your background and experience are suited to this career

Your application should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar – The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V4 Canada
Fax: (416) 596-3122
Email: [email protected]

 

*Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet Michener’s English language proficiency requirements, providing proof of an English language assessment if required.

Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.

If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please contact [email protected]

Sours: https://michener.ca/ce_course/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-ionm-certificate-program/

Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring—sponsored by Procirca and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences—is designed for advanced professionals who perform or support intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) procedures. The course will highlight practice specifications, multimodality protocols, recent advances in the field, pre-/post-operative neurological evaluation and management, and telemedicine.

Presentations will make reference to current literature, technical developments, methodologies and clinical efficacy. The faculty includes University of Pittsburgh Medical Center physicians and neurophysiologists with extensive clinical and academic expertise in IONM. The course exposes participants to material that will allow them to acquire a comprehensive understanding of IONM and how it relates to:

  • Advanced principles for neurophysiological monitoring, including instrumentation, neuromonitoring protocols, alarm criteria and clinical efficacy,
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including transpsoas approaches,
  • Pre-, peri- and post-operative evaluation of neurological complications including stroke, cognitive deficits, seizure and spinal cord injury,
  • Multimodality monitoring techniques for a broad array of procedures including spine and vascular,
  • Cranial nerve monitoring during skull base procedures,
  • Interpretation and communication with surgical team,
  • Development of a Policy & Procedure manual; documentation and communication with the technologist; development of quality assurance metrics; and staff training, and
  • Problem based learning with real-time data analysis and formulation of differential diagnoses.

Please note: Due to the ongoing challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Procirca has decided to offer our Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring course as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event for 2021. Virtual participants will be able to connect using Zoom™ to listen to lectures and participate in interactive discussions with in-person participants and our faculty from the fields of intraoperative neuromonitoring, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, vascular surgery, and anesthesiology.

Download the Course Brochure and Schedule.

Online Coures Dates

November 12-14, 2021

Onsite Course Location

UPMC Presbyterian
Biomedical Science Tower
Room S120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Course Cost

  • $600.00 for physicians and other attendees seeking CME credits.
  • $400.00 for all other healthcare professionals seeking CEU credits.

Pricing is the same for those attending in-person or via Zoom.

Registration and Payment

To register for the course, please visit the Procirca website. On-site registration will not be permitted.

Cancellation Policy

  • Registration fee is 100% refundable up until October 6, 2021.
  • Registration fee is 50% refundable up to 15 days prior to the start date of the course.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of the start of the course, NO REFUNDS will be granted.
  • Cancellation requests should be sent to Josh Sunderlin, 412-647-3450.

Course Directors

Katherine M. Anetakis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey R. Balzer, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Director, Clinical Operations, UPMC Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
Director, UPMC Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory

Donald J. Crammond, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Director, Movement Disorder Surgery

Parthasarathy Thirumala, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, UPMC Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

CME Accreditation and Designation 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

TThe University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

ASET CEUs

ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society has granted 21 Continuing Education Units [ASET-CEUs] for this program.  Such crediting, however, should not be construed by program participants as an endorsement of any type of instruments or supplies mentioned or involved in these presentations.

Procirca is an ABRET-accredited Intraoperative Neuromonitoring lab. 

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 412-647-3450.

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

This program is presented by Procirca in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh  Department of Neurological Surgery and The Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Who Should Attend 

The Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Workshop is designed for advanced professionals performing or involved in intraoperative neuromonitoring including but not limited to neurologists, PM&R physicians, anesthesiologists, board certified neurophysiologists, senior neurophysiology technologists, and neurological, orthopedic, vascular and ENT surgeons.

The course will highlight practice specifications, multimodality protocols, recent advances in the field, pre- and post-operative neurological evaluation and management, and telemedicine.  Presentations will make reference to current literature, technical developments, methodologies and clinical efficacy.

Hotel Accomodations

A block of rooms is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn, University Place at a rate of $144.00/night.

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh, University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 683-2040

Questions and More Information

For more information on the Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring course, please contact Josh Sunderlin, course coordinator, at (412) 647-3450.

Sours: https://www.neurosurgery.pitt.edu/training/principles-practice-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
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IONM TRAINING PROGRAM

How Does SpecialtyCare Approach IONM Training?

Our surgical neurophysiologists are well educated, highly trained, and have extensive experience in the field. SpecialtyCare is dedicated to hiring talented and motivated people who are eager to learn and start a career in this exciting and rewarding field. As a SpecialtyCare surgical neurophysiologist, you will be in a great position to grow your career while working with highly skilled physicians and surgical teams in a variety of clinical settings and locations.

To get you to that point, we offer full-time, salaried employment coupled with a structured and progressive one-year training program that features a combination of classroom work, laboratory practicums, online instruction and practical training in the operating room designed to prepare you for a career in IONM. Upon completion of the training program, associates are board certified and promoted to the second tier of our IONM clinical career ladder.

Sours: https://specialtycareus.com/ionm-training-program/
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM): The Student Voice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSABOUT THE:

“NEUROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING SPECIALIZATION AREA”

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WHAT IS INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING?

Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) is a technique that is directly aimed at reducing the risk of neurological deficits after operations that involve the nervous system. IONM is a technique that has evolved during the last two decades; it makes use of recordings of electrical potentials from the nervous system during surgical operations.The use of IONM offers a possibility to detect injuries before they become so severe they cause deficits after the operation. Introduction of IONM has reduced the risk of debilitating deficits such as muscle weakness, paralysis, hearing loss, and other loss of normal body functions. IONM is normally performed by technologists supervised by a physiologist, or a neurologist. Technologists are not permitted to make interpretations of recorded potentials and give information to the surgeon; the supervising physiologist does that. It is necessary to have certification to do IONM. Similar techniques as used in IONM are now used in a few kinds of operations for guiding the surgeon in an operation to help obtain the best results.

HOW CAN THE MASTERS PROGRAM IN APPLIED COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE PREPARE ME FOR A CAREER IN INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING?

The recommended Neurophysiological Diagnosis and Monitoring Degree Plan in the Masters Program in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN) will provide you with the necessary coursework and background knowledge to pass the non-clinical component of the IONM certification exam. Professor Richard Golden is the ACN Program Head. One of the founders of IONM, Professor Aage Moller teaches a two course sequence Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring I (Spring) and Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring II (Fall) which covers much of the material required to pass the certification exam. IONM students should also take basic coursework in Systems Neuroscience and Functional Human Neuroanatomy as well.

In order to take the exam, however, you need to have a certain number of hours of clinical IONM experience.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING

The American Society for Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET) provides certification for technologists and the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (ABNM) provides certification for neurophysiologists regarding interpretation of the recoded potentials. Technologists usually work for a group that perform IONM to which hospitals contract IONM service. These groups obtain the necessary privileges to service the hospitals with which the group in question have a contact. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BECOME CERTIFIED IN IONM?

The coursework in the ACN program, especially IONM 1 and IONM 2, provides the necessary theoretical background and relevant neurophysiologic and anatomical background for the ASET certification. However, you must be the primary technologist to perform IONM in 100 distinct surgical cases before you can take the IONM certification (or registration) exams. The only way you can obtain this experience is to work for a group who provide monitoring services. Only in rare cases do hospitals employ technologists for IONM directly. The monitoring group will provide information about record keeping for the purposes of correctly documenting your surgical case experiences.

WHERE MIGHT A STUDENT OBTAIN CLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN IONM?

Many hospitals and companies have facilities to support IONM clinical experiences. However, such hospitals and companies are under no obligation to provide such clinical experiences to students. Students must actively obtain approval and support to pursue clinical experiences from sponsoring monitoring groups. In Theory, if a student takes two semesters of Industry Internship (3 Credits each semester) they will be able to obtain the hands on experience that is required to for taking the CNIM Certification Exam to become a Certified IONM Technologist. Exam information can be found at the website:www.aset.org(also see: www.ptcny.com).

Certification in interpreting results of IONM that is provided by ABNM includes a written exam (250 multiple choice questions) and an oral exam. To be eligible for taking the written exam, the candidate must have a minimum of an earned master’s degree in a physical science, life science or clinical allied health profession from an accredited institution,been active in IONM for 3 years experience documented IONM in 300 operations, and two letters from surgeons attesting to the candidate’s experience. Information can be obtained at http://abnm.uchicago.edu/ or http://abnm.info, orwww.ptcny.com. Individuals who have the ABNM cerification (diplomats) have the title of DABNM.

Some services are:

·         Auditory Brainstem Responses

·         Evoked Potentials (EP):

1.    SSEP (Somatosensory)

2.    MEP (Motor)

3.    TceMEP (Transcranial electric)

·         EMG (Electromyography)

1.    Free-run

2.    Spontaneous (a.k.a.Triggered)

·         EEG (Electroencephalography)

·         NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity)

Common specialties:

Neurosurgery

Orthopedic surgery

Neurosurgical Trauma

Microneurosurgery

Vascular surgery

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE

In some cases, an intern may be required to obtain Malpractice Insurance ($29/year for one year as a Bio-Med Tech Student) which includes

$1 million/$3 million limits of liability. Please viste the website HPSO (Health care Providers Service Organization) or call 1 (800)982-9491.

INTERNSHIPS IN NEUROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING

Please contact Dr. Golden for a list of possible internships in the area of neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

WHAT ARE THE SOME USEFUL WEBSITES TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ?

Resources

1)   Dr. Møller’s book (used in ACN coursework) entitled: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (Human Press). A copy of this book may be found in the Dean’s Office. Dr. Golden also has a copy of this book in his office.

2)   There is an on-line education link on the ASET Website. Contact Dr. Møller for information regarding how to login to the link.

3)   On-Line Medical Dictionary

4)   Medline Plus

5)   ACR Neuroradiology

6)   Neurosurgical Procedures

7)   Bone Tumor Information Resource

8)   Neuromonitoring from Wikipedia

9)   Spine Universe (articles)

Societies

1)   American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

2)   American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

3)   International Organization of Societies for Electrophysiological Technology

4)   American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Board Certification/Registration

American Board Electroencephalograhic and Evoked Potentials Technologists (CNIM, R. EEG T., R. EP. T)

Special thanks to Diana Chen and Dr. Møller for their contributions in the collection and organization of information on this webpage!!

Sours: https://www.utdallas.edu/~golden/ionm/

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IONM Faculty

Josh Mergos
Clinical Assistant Professor, Movement Science
IONM Program Director

[email protected]

I’ve always been passionate about teaching. Shortly after beginning my graduate work in biomedical engineering, I learned about the field of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring. I began to shadow and train under a team of neuromonitorists at a teaching hospital and focused my graduate studies on neurophysiology, with an emphasis on the differences between peripheral sensory and motor nerve fiber electrical excitability.

After obtaining certification in the field (passing the CNIM exam) and continuing to work as a neuromonitorist where I received my training, I had the opportunity to spend some time educating neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other health care professionals overseas in the field of neuromonitoring. I then took a similar position at the University of Michigan Health Care System (UMHS) and completed my graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

I’ve spent the past few years developing and teaching undergraduate IONM-specific Movement Science classes within the School of Kinesiology as we’ve partnered with the Department of Neurology to create a formalized Bachelor’s-level education program for the field of IONM. It’s required a lot of hard work, but it’s something our field has needed for a long time and I’m grateful to be a part of meeting that need.


Kolleen Chulski
Intraoperative Monitoring Neuromonitorist and IONM Preceptor
[email protected]

Like many college graduates, when I completed my bachelor’s degree in 2009, I wasn’t entirely sure what direction my career would take. I have always been drawn to the medical field, as I enjoy learning about how the body operates, especially in response to injury and illness, and value proper patient care.

Upon my graduation from the University of Michigan with a degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, I learned of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring from a friend who worked for a company that provides these services to local hospitals. I wasn’t even aware that such practices were used during surgery, and I immediately became intrigued. I was hired by the same company, and worked as a neuromonitorist first in Florida, and upon returning to Michigan, in the Ann Arbor and Detroit region.

After three years of experience in the field, I happily accepted a position as a neuromonitorist at the University of Michigan Health Care System (UMHS). I viewed the Bachelor’s degree program offered through the School of Kinesiology as a necessary progression for the field. With IONM practices becoming more standardized, the need for properly educated neuromonitorists is increasing. I was eager to get involved, and over the past year I’ve helped mentor and train our students in the clinical setting. It has been a wonderful learning experience, and I am excited to see the impact our efforts will make on the future of the field.


Nicholas Chulski
Intraoperative Monitoring Neuromonitorist and IONM Preceptor
[email protected]

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alma College, I found that my life seemed to be missing what I always had a true passion for: medicine. I then decided to go back to school and take pre-requisite classes for an accelerated nursing program. It was during this time that I first learned about Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM). I was fascinated by the ability to have sensory and motor information during surgery that could potentially prevent significant deficits in patient outcomes. I then decided I would pursue a career as a neuromonitorist.

In 2011, I found my niche when I started working for a neuromonitoring company where I received on-the-job training and obtained my CNIM certification. Additionally, I discovered I also enjoyed mentoring new trainees.

I have been with the University of Michigan’s neuromonitoring program since August 2012 and have assisted Professor Mergos with the technical and clinical education and training the students receive in the operating rooms. I am marveled at the progress our field has made and enjoy being able to aid in its further growth.

Sours: https://www.kines.umich.edu/academics/movement-science/undergraduate/intraoperativeneuromonitoringionm-program
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Approximately 750,000 surgical cases use Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) in the USA annually, and this is expected to increase as the number of surgical procedures employing IONM increases. There are approximately 3,100 active board certified CNIM professionals in the field, with an estimated need of over 200 additional certified and trained professionals each year.

 

To help meet this need, UConn established a 9-credit summer Graduate Certificate program in IONM in 2015 and a Masters in Surgical Neurophysiology in 2019, which has since been accredited through the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The certificate program provides students with an introduction to the field of IONM, a foundation in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and prepares them for clinical and advanced training. The Masters program provides students with the same foundation and preparation, while also providing the students with clinical cases that can be counted towards the 100 cases needed to sit for the CNIM certification.

 

See below for more information about our Graduate Certificate and Masters programs!

Masters in Surgical Neurophysiology

Graduate Certificate in IONM

Sours: https://ionm.uconn.edu/

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Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) encompasses the application of a wide variety of electrophysiological methods to monitor the functional integrity of neural structures during surgery. This certification prepares you to monitor the state of a patient's nervous system in “real-time” during surgery to patient safety and surgical outcomes.

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Although most large academic and the majority of community hospitals now offer IONM services, there remains a shortage of qualified technologists to meet the demand. Most IONM technologists learn on the job and often have no formal curriculum to follow. Many lack suitable skills, knowledge, abilities, training, and expertise to provide IONM service effectively. Generally, technologists also lack the medical knowledge to advise the surgeon about the clinical options when surgical changes do occur.

Bloomsburg University's IONM post-baccalaureate certificate program is aimed to bridge the gaps between the increasing demand of qualified technologists and lack of formal educational programs by providing a one year training program for students interested in pursuing a career as IONM technologists.

IONM benefits for a variety of surgeries including:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Interventional Radiological Procedures
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Other General Surgeries

Why choose Bloomsburg University?

BU is one of the few programs in the country offering IONM training. Our graduates are highly sought after by various IONM providers nationwide.

This graduate-level certificate program provides a year of training (36 credit hours) for students with a bachelor degree to pursue a career as an IONM technologist.

Career Outlook for IONM Technologists

As a neuromonitoring technician, you will provide neurofunctional feedback and guidance during surgery to protect brain, spine and peripheral nervous systems from iatrogenic injury.

IONM technologists are employed by major hospitals as well as private companies. The national wide demand for qualified IONM technologists is very high. Current average salaries for IONM technologist are about $70,000/year.

Training Disciplines

  • Human Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biology Base Of Human Disease
  • Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Ent Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neuroanesthesia

Student Handbook

IONM Handbook

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree is required for admission to the certificate program. This graduate certificate program will review and consider applications from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. However, to help ensure success in this certificate training, priority applicants should have had previous academic coursework in at least three of the following areas of study: anatomy, physiology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, psychology, medical terminology, personal health, medical ethics, and applied physics for the health sciences, or similar courses.

This one year certificate program (12 credit hours per semester, total 36 credit hours) will be promoted to students from undergraduate academic programs such as speech pathology and audiology, exercise science, biological and allied health sciences, nursing, psychology and medical physics. Applicants who do not have the expected foundational coursework may be accepted provisionally pending completion of a program of prerequisite study incorporating three of the aforementioned areas of study.

Academic and Clinical Remediation

Bloomsburg University Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is committed to preparing clinicians who are ready to enter the workplace. The process of learning the necessary skills for this outcome may vary student by student. The purpose of remediation is to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills in both academic and clinical areas. Remediation is intended to facilitate student success and assist with progress toward meeting degree requirements.

Both summative (final, at the conclusion of a course/program) and formative (during, periodically throughout a course/program) assessment are used in evaluating students’ progress. Students whose academic or clinical performance falls below graduate expectations will be provided with remediation opportunities as part of formative assessment.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of remediation opportunities to avoid academic consequences such as course repeats or recommendations for dismissal from the program. Remediation may include, but is not limited to a clinical skills development plan, revision or completion of equivalent academic coursework, re-examination, or other methods as stipulated by instructional faculty and, where necessary, in conjunction with clinical staff. Students requiring remediation will complete and sign a remediation plan form which will be retained in their academic file. Remediation plans may be developed by faculty and/or clinical supervisors together with students.

Accreditation

BU’s IONM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs — the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2,100 individual education programs in 32 health science occupations.

Courses and Curriculum

CSD 650: Intro to IONM (3 Credits)
This is a general introduction of clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring. This course will familiarize the student with the general issues of science and practice of IONM. The IONM principle and history, electroneurophysiological modalities, practical aspects of perioperative monitoring, and routine operation room practice will be reviewed.

CSD 653: IONM Anesthesia (3 Credits)
This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during cerebral surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for cerebral monitoring and protection. Brain anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative SSEP, TceMEP, EEG (ECoG) and TCD monitoring.

CSD 657: IONM Spine Surgery & Neural Function Protection (3 Credits)
This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during spine surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for spinal cord monitoring and protection. Spinal cord anatomy, neurophysiology, spine diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative SSEP, DSEP, Spinal Epidural Potentials, MEP, S-EMG, and T-EMG monitoring.

CSD 659: IONM Instr/Pract App I (3 Credits)
Provides students with supervised experience in the practical application of IONM instrumentation and procedures. This course will allow students to obtain exposure to the operating room environment and gain competence with the IONM protocols for a variety of surgeries. Students will also prepare for the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic lntraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). This practicum involves on-site training at various hospitals.

CSD 651: Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3 Credits)
Introduces students to functional human neuroanatomy of cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus/hypothalamus, brains tern, reticular formation, cerebellum, spinal cord, motor system, somatosensory system, limbic system, visual system, auditory/vestibular system, the blood supply of the nervous system, cranial nerves and peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, the meninges, ventricular system, and cerebrospinal fluid. Both the normal functioning and particular pathologies of these systems will be discussed with the emphasis on clinical vignettes to illustrate the concepts to facilitate the interpretation and memorization of essential neuroanatomic information. This course emphasizes the correlation between IONM and the function of the relevant anatomical structures.

CSD 654: Clinical Neurophysiology: EEG and Biophysics (3 Credits)
Familiarizes the student with the EEG knowledge and techniques used for brain monitoring and protection. This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring during surgery. Biophysics basis of EEG recording, adult and pediatric EEG, Epileptic EEG, neurological and medical EEG, and neuropharmacological EEG will be reviewed and integrated with neural functional monitoring and protection during surgery.

CSD 655: IONM Skull Base Surgery & Neural Function Protection (3 Credits)
This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during skull base surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for skull base neural monitoring and protection. Skull base anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative ABR, SSEP, VEP, S- EMG, T-EMG, NCS and MEP monitoring.

CSD 659: IONM Instr/Pract App II (3 Credits)
Provides students with supervised experience in the practical application of IONM instrumentation and procedures. This course will allow students to obtain exposure to the operating room environment and gain competence with the IONM protocols for a variety of surgeries. Students will also prepare for the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic lntraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). This practicum involves on-site training at various hospitals.

CSD 652: Clinical Neurophysiology: Sensory & Motor (3 Credits)
Introduces students to the neurophysiology for the motor and sensory systems. This is a clinical neurophysiological course specific relevant to IONM. Nerve conduction study (NCS), Electromyography (EMG), Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), auditory evoked potentials (ABR), visual evoked potentials (VEP), motor evoked potentials (MEP) will be reviewed and integrated with functional monitoring and protection during surgery.

CSD 656: IONM Cranial/Vascular Surgery & Neural Function Protection (3 Credits)
This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during cerebral and vascular surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for cerebral monitoring and protection. Brain anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative SSEP, TceMEP, EEG (ECoG) and TCD monitoring.

CSD 658: IONM Neurophysiological Mapping & Functional Imaging (3 Credits)
This is a clinical physiological mapping and imaging navigation course specific stereotactic and functional surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the central nervous system (CNS) neurophysiological mapping and functional navigation imaging techniques. The CNS structural mapping, deep brain stimulation/targeting, and functional navigation imaging study will be review and integrated with CNS disorders monitored during surgery.

CSD 659: IONM Instr/Pract App III (3 Credits)
Provides students with supervised experience in the practical application of IONM instrumentation and procedures. This course will allow students to obtain exposure to the operating room environment and gain competence with the IONM protocols for a variety of surgeries. Students will also prepare for the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic lntraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). This practicum involves on-site training at various hospitals.

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Accreditation

BU’s IONM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs — the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions.

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