Continuing Education (CEUS)

The Continuing Education Programs  at Institute of Health Sciences offers training in Intraoperative monitoring.  Professionals in this health science field study and record the electrical activity of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems using sophisticated electronic testing equipment during surgical procedures.

Intra-operative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM)

The institute of Health Sciences recognizes the need for cost-effective and quality continuing education solutions. We understand the need to maintain the required credentials and satisfy professional development expectations. Our customized solution is to provide you with the opportunity to enroll in convenient online continuing education courses that have been awarded ACE credits through ASET- The Neurodiagnostic Society.

Our continuing education courses are self-paced, entirely online, and offer the flexibility to complete them from the convenience of your home, office, or during travel. We have developed a variety of options (with more courses under construction) to help you achieve your continuing education needs.


Current Course Offerings

IOM – Foundations of Neurophysiologic Monitoring

This course will focus on the foundational concepts of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic 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.

20 ASET ACE credits: $325.00

IOM  Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology

This course is a comprehensive overview of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology necessary for a thorough understanding of IONM monitoring procedures. Topics include central nervous system A&P with neurobiology,

sensory/motor systems, brainstem and cranial nerves, cerebrovascular blood supply, and peripheral nervous system A&P.

20 ASET ACE credits: $325.00

IOM– Monitoring Modalities I (Intra-operative EEG)

Monitoring Modalities I provides a discussion of how EEG is similar/different in the OR v/s neurodiagnostic setting/technical discussions/clinical correlation/anesthetic effects/hemodynamic influences, seizures in the OR. This course discusses how intra- operative EEG is commonly monitored with other IONM monitoring modalities with details on these procedures such as carotid endarterectomy, craniotomy for tumor, cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, AAA, cardiac surgery, and localization of the somatosensory cortex. There will also be an introduction to electrocorticography and functional cortical mapping.

20 ASET ACE credits: $325.00

IOM – Monitoring Modalities II (Intra-operative SEP, MEP, EMG)

This course will focus on SEP, MEP, and EMG. Topics include the relationship between each of these monitoring modalities and how they are routinely performed together. Additional topics include common surgeries that use these modalities/anatomy review/recording electrode placements/stimulator placements/pedicle screw stimulation/current trends with minimally invasive surgery/artifacts/troubleshooting).

20 ASET ACE credits: $325.00

IONM Board Prep Class

This course instruction will focus specifically on preparing the

candidate to prepare for ABRET’s CNIM examination. Discussions will include a comprehensive overview of all elements of the Handbook and the Content Outline. There will be a focus on the ACNS Guidelines, ASNM position statements, and CAAHEP graduate competencies. Students will be provided with weekly quizzes, participate in the discussion forum, and a comprehensive Practice Test that can be worked on throughout the duration of the course.

20 ASET ACE credits applied for: $325.00

For additional information on IONM continuing education or to register, please contact the school at 410-891-2514 or toll free at 888-393-3750.

Continuing Education/IOM Program Director

Denise L. Bates, R.EP.T./CNIM, MBA/HCM, DHAc
Phone: (410) 891-2514