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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

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. HIPAA 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 and spinal cord anatomy related to the 10-20 systems, and musculoskeletal anatomy. Somatosensory, motor, and auditory pathways will be taught. 

*Students with IONM field experience may be exempt.