In my most recent podcast episode entitled, “Learning Resources” I talk about some of my favorite articles, books and online education opportunities. You can find out more about these resources below:
Macdonald DB, Skinner S, Shils J, Yingling C; American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. Intraoperative motor evoked potential monitoring – a position statement by the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Dec;124(12):2291-316. Find it here.
You can find additional guidelines and position statements on the ASNM website here.
- MacDonald DB, Dong C, Quatrale R, Sala F, Skinner S, Soto F, Szelényi A. Recommendations of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology for intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Jan;130(1):161-179. Find it on PubMed here.
- Allison DW, Balzer JR. Misconceptions in IONM Part I: Interleaved Intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potential Stimulation. Neurodiagn J. 2022 Mar;62(1):6-25. Find it on PubMed here. You can also access it through the ASET website if you’re a member.
- Allison DW, D’Amico RS, Silverstein JW. Misconceptions in IONM Part II: Does Anodal Blocking Occur and Is Bipolar Stimulation Necessary with Intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials? Neurodiagn J. 2022 Sep;62(3):164-177. Find it on PubMed here. You can also access it through the ASET website if you’re a member.
- Allison DW, Silverstein JW, Thirumalai SS, D’Amico RS. Misconceptions in IONM Part III: Stimulation Repetition Rate Effects on Intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potential Amplitude and Latency. Neurodiagn J. 2022 Dec;62(4):239-250. Find it on PubMed here. You can also access it through the ASET website if you’re a member.
- Romstöck J, Strauss C, Fahlbusch R. Continuous electromyography monitoring of motor cranial nerves during cerebellopontine angle surgery. J Neurosurg. 2000 Oct;93(4):586-93. Find it on PubMed here.
- Schirmer CM, Shils JL, Arle JE, Cosgrove GR, Dempsey PK, Tarlov E, Kim S, Martin CJ, Feltz C, Moul M, Magge S. Heuristic map of myotomal innervation in humans using direct intraoperative nerve root stimulation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul;15(1):64-70. Find it on PubMed here.
- Kartush JM, Rice KS, Minahan RE, Balzer GK, Yingling CD, Seubert CN. Best Practices in Facial Nerve Monitoring. Laryngoscope. 2021 Apr;131 Suppl 4:S1-S42. Find it on PubMed here.
TOF & NMB:
Sloan TB. Muscle relaxant use during intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring. J Clin Monit Comput. 2013 Feb;27(1):35-46. Find it on PubMed here.
- Surgical Neurophysiology: A Reference Guide to Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 2e by Faisal R. Jahangiri. Find it on Amazon here.
- Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 3e. 2011 by Aage R. Møller (Author). Find it on Amazon here.
- Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring 2e, Kindle Edition by Scott Francis Davis (Editor), Alan David Kaye (Editor). Find it on Amazon here.
- Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery: A Modern Approach 2e by Vedran Deletis (Editor), Jay L. Shils (Editor), Francesco Sala (Editor), Kathleen Seidel (Editor). Find it on Amazon here.
- Practical Approach to Electroencephalography 1e (also a Kindle edition) by Mark H. Libenson (Author). Find it on Amazon here.
- Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (Volume 186) (Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Volume 186) by Marc R. Nuwer (Editor), David B. MacDonald (Editor). Find it on Amazon here.
Online Education Resources:
If you go to LinkedIn and look for posts by Global Innervation, you’ll find a whole series of infographics that they’ve developed and routinely post for anyone to see and use.
360 Webinar Series Sponsored by RTNA. If you follow RTNA on LinkedIn, you’ll see announcements for the quarterly webinar. It’s free to watch the webinar. You can watch it live or recorded, and you get 2.5 CEUs or CMEs. The CEUs can be used toward CNIM recertification.
Neuro Pathway offers free “on-demand” CEUs. Check out their website for more information.
ASNM Webinars… This is a fantastic resource. If you join ASNM, or are already a member, you get lots of online resources for free with your membership. There are 6 webinars per year (live or recorded), and there’s even an online CNIM concepts course. You also get reduced rate to 2 online symposia each year, and to the annual meeting. Check out the upcoming webinars here, and a list of past webinars here.