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J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s10877-018-0201-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Practice guidelines for the supervising professional: intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.

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1
Univeristy of California San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Neurosciences, La Jolla, CA, USA. jgertsch@ucsd.edu.
2
New York University/Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA.
3
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Nashville, TN, USA.
4
Aeromedical Neurology, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
5
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
6
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
7
Neurological Monitoring Associates, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
8
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
9
Michael McCaffrey Consulting, Sawyer, MI, USA.
10
Real Time Neuromonitoring Associates, Nashville, TN, USA.
11
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
12
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.
13
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
14
Rhythmlink International, Columbia, SC, USA.
15
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
16
AXIS Neuromonitoring, Richardson, TX, USA.
17
SpecialtyCare, Brentwood, TN, USA.
18
SafePassage Neuromonitoring, New York, NY, USA.
19
Avatrode, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA.
20
Orlando Health, Orlando, FL, USA.
21
Golden Gate Neuromonitoring, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Abstract

The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) was founded in 1989 as the American Society of Evoked Potential Monitoring. From the beginning, the Society has been made up of physicians, doctoral degree holders, Technologists, and all those interested in furthering the profession. The Society changed its name to the ASNM and held its first Annual Meeting in 1990. It remains the largest worldwide organization dedicated solely to the scientifically-based advancement of intraoperative neurophysiology. The primary goal of the ASNM is to assure the quality of patient care during procedures monitoring the nervous system. This goal is accomplished primarily through programs in education, advocacy of basic and clinical research, and publication of guidelines, among other endeavors. The ASNM is committed to the development of medically sound and clinically relevant guidelines for the performance of intraoperative neurophysiology. Guidelines are formulated based on exhaustive literature review, recruitment of expert opinion, and broad consensus among ASNM membership. Input is likewise sought from sister societies and related constituencies. Adherence to a literature-based, formalized process characterizes the construction of all ASNM guidelines. The guidelines covering the Professional Practice of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring were initially published January 24th, 2013, and subsequently that document has undergone review and revision to accommodate broad inter- and intra-societal feedback. This current version of the ASNM Professional Practice Guideline was fully approved for publication according to ASNM bylaws on February 22nd, 2018, and thus overwrites and supersedes the initial guideline.

KEYWORDS:

American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring; Guideline; Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; Intraoperative neurophysiology; Surgical neurophysiology

PMID:
30374759
DOI:
10.1007/s10877-018-0201-9

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