This 3-part course series covers introductory, intermediate and advanced topics in intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring for audiologists, from an overview of operating room considerations, to cranial nerve monitoring, to multi-modality monitoring for complex cases. It is designed for audiologists who are currently providing intraoperative monitoring services, as well as for audiologists and students who wish to learn more about this exciting area of practice.
Course created on July 6, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe the operating room (OR) work environment, review general electrophysiology concepts and define the most commonly encountered intraoperative neurophysiologic (IONM) test modalities and various sources of artifact.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to choose the most appropriate method of monitoring for each of the most commonly monitored cranial nerves and name three or more challenges to obtaining good data for cranial nerves.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to choose an appropriate combination of techniques for monitoring intracranial, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures and define three or more challenges to obtaining good data for multi-modal recordings.
|0-60 Minutes||Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring: An Introduction to the Operating Room for the Audiologist|
|60-120 Minutes||Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring: Cranial Nerve Monitoring|
|120-180 Minutes||Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring: Multi-modal Monitoring for Complex Cases|
Krysta Gasser Rutledge
Dr. Gasser Rutledge received her Honors Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Saint Louis University and her Doctoral degree in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. She is a previous recipient of a Student Investigator Grant through the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program supported by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. Dr. Gasser Rutledge joined OR Monitoring Consultants, Inc. as a full-time Audiologist in the operating room in 2016 after completing her fourth year externship at SLUCare Audiology/Saint Louis University Hospital, during which time she provided services in the clinic and in the operating room. She is licensed as an Audiologist in the state of Missouri, a member of ASHA (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology), and a member of ASET. Dr. Gasser Rutledge's clinical interests include electrophysiology and intraoperative neuromonitoring.
Dr. Chandler began performing Intraoperative Monitoring in 2004 with OR Monitoring Consultants, Inc. and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. She now provides Intraoperative Monitoring services at more than a dozen facilities in the St. Louis, Missouri Metro Area, including inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory surgery centers. Dr. Chandler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University, her Master’s degree (M.S.) from Vanderbilt University Graduate School, and her Doctoral degree (Au.D.) in Audiology from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. She is licensed as an Audiologist in the states of Missouri and Illinois, a member of ASHA (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology), and a two time past co-chair of the Missouri Academy of Audiology state program. Dr. Chandler's clinical interests include evaluation and diagnosis hearing loss in infants, electrophysiology, and intraoperative neuromonitoring.
Sarah Chandler: Financial: Sarah Chandler is employed by OR Monitoring Consultants, Inc. and is on their Board of Directors. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Sarah Chandler has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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