IONM includes the monitoring of the central and peripheral nervous system of patients during surgical interventions. The continual feedback that doctors get through the application of IONM during surgery which could damage nerve tissues and structures can help to minimise the risk of injury, therefore optimising the results of the operation. The successful application of IONM requires dynamic interaction between the different disciplines involved in the intervention.
In a variety of courses on this broad topic, application specialists from both technical and medical backgrounds and with years of experience discuss their specialist knowledge regarding the various areas of application of IONM. Medical foundations, including in anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology, are also a key part of these courses, as are discussions of example cases and hands-on workshops. In lectures, internationally renowned IONM users talk about applying the latest methods.