IONM 108: Surgical Techniques and IONM Monitoring in Vascular Surgery

by Mark M Stecker, MD, PhD, DABNM, FASN

Course Goals: The goal of this course is to provide for the participants training in the basics of vascular anatomy, different types of vascular disease and injury that would lead to surgical intervention, and the basics of monitoring these cases using neurodiagnostic monitoring techniques. This course is for advanced learners in IONM. It covers monitoring in vascular and microvascular surgery, including carotid endarterectomy, AVM, aorta, open heart and aneurysm surgery. Approximately 10 hours of content and successful completion awards 10 ACE credits.

Course Outline and Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify Vascular Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord
    • Identify basic Brain vascular anatomy
    • Identify basic Spinal Cord vascular anatomy
    • Recognize clinical issues related to Spinal cord
    • Identify mechanisms of Spinal Cord protection
    • Identify types of Venous Malformation of the Spinal Cord
    • Associate clinical case presentations
    • Identify basic anatomy on imaging such as CT/MRI
  • Describe Clinical Cerebrovascular Disease Symptoms and Treatments
    • Recognize clinical symptoms of stroke
    • Identify Clinical Treatment for Stroke
    • Relate clinical symptoms and treatments for Aneurysms, AVMs and Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Summarize protection measures
    • Identify clinical stroke syndromes and impact on IONM
  • Describe Neuromonitoring procedures appropriate for use in the following surgical procedures:
    • Aneurysm Surgery and Arterovenous Malformation "AVM" surgery
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graph "CABG"
    • Aortic Surgery
  • Assess case presentations in CEA, and Neurovascular Cases

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