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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

IOM 1010 Introduction to Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT)/Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)

This introductory course provides a foundation for concepts and objectives based on National Professional Competencies, Professional Standards of Practice, and evidence-based theory. The role of the technologist, the operating room (OR) environment, infection control, safety, ethical and legal issues are examined. OR entrance credentialing is accomplished. The IONM industry, oversight model, job descriptions and professional organizations are analyzed. HIPPA regulations, emergency preparedness, and medical terminology are explained. Theory to complement the course "Introduction to Clinical/Lab" is incorporated, including communication, medical history taking, basic brain anatomy related to the 10-20 systems, and musculoskeletal anatomy. Somatosensory, motor, auditory, and visual pathways will be taught.