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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

IOM 1020 Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)

Introductory course designed to provide a foundation for the entering student more specific to IONM. Concepts and objectives are presented based on National Professional Competencies, Professional Standards of Practice, and evidence-based theory. Concepts will build skills that include a fundamental understanding of all neurophysiology modalities utilized in the operating room, recognizing basic normal patterns and associating basic medical terminology with each modality introduced. Basic physiology and anatomy related to terminology will complement the knowledge base for future modules. Basic and important concepts regarding neurophysiological signals (pathways, generators, waveforms) will be reviewed. IONM instrumentation, system components, digital concepts, electrical safety and basic electronics are introduced that will be applied in the lab and clinical to enhance to skill building.