For the NDT professional who wants to specialize in Surgical Neurophysiology
Ready to take your NDT career to the next level? Consider specializing in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) and appreciate the challenges that this highly technical and fast pace career has to offer.
The Institute of Health Sciences is the first school to offer Pathway IV eligibility to ABRET’s© CNIM© examination. Formal recognition is an academic achievement and provides the highest standard of education to students.
Students will earn 80 ASET ACE continuing education credits, Pathway IV eligibility upon successful completion of 150 cases, and a certificate of completion.
Online courses may be taken prior to clinical rotations.
Foundations of Neurophysiological Monitoring
This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of Intraoperative Neuro-physiological Monitoring. Students will be provided with introductory level exposure to the operating room and didactic topics relating to OR and IONM practices. The roles and responsibilities of IOM and OR staff will be discussed as well as the various IONM procedures, general safety, sterile technique, infection control, basic instrumentation, anesthesia, guidelines, and healthy equity. Common procedures that are performed during surgery are discussed in detail and appropriate monitoring modalities described. This course is a comprehensive overview of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology necessary for a thorough understanding of IONM monitoring procedures.