• 2017 Atlantic Health IONM and EEG Conference

    Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute Presents: Comprehensive Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and Continuous Bedside EEG & Epilepsy Concurrent Courses April 22-23, 2017 Overlook Medical Center Atlantic Neuroscience Institute Auditorium –Fifth Floor Lobby Level 99 Beauvoir Avenue Summit, NJ SAVE $$$: The Early Bird Discount has been extended to March 22nd. Click here to see ...

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  • The Utility of Crossover Motor Evoked Potentials

    Unilateral motor cortex stimulation produces motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) on the opposite side of the body (contralateral) relative to the stimulated cerebral hemisphere. When MEPs are also recorded from the same side of the body (ipsilateral), we sometimes refer to them as “crossover” MEPs. Many people record from both sides of the ...

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  • Understanding Anodal and Cathodal Stimulation

    Whether you practice neurophysiology in surgery, in the lab, or in the clinic, you probably use electrical stimulation to activate the nervous system on a daily basis. As you probably know, cathodal stimulation works best in some applications, while anodal stimulation works best in other applications. Armed with this knowledge, ...

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  • Look No Further: Worst Neuromonitoring Paper Ever

    Have you ever wondered what’s the worst academic paper ever published on the subject of neuromonitoring? I ponder this question sometimes as I review the literature because I read so many awful papers. I can’t help but wonder how some of these papers ever get published, and especially in high-profile ...

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  • Transitioning from Academia to a Career in Neuromonitoring

    In this third post from the series Transitioning to a Career in Neuromonitoring, I tell my personal story about leaving the elite world of academic neuroscience and navigating a new career in IONM. Along the way, I’ll tell you about the skills that helped me to succeed, the challenges that I faced, the ...

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  • Navigating the Neuromonitoring Job Search

    This will be the first in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of Transitioning to a Career in Intraoperative Neurophysiology (aka neuromonitoring, IONM, IOM, etc.). I decided to compose this series of posts because I remember looking at the field of IONM for the first time, as an ...

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  • DABNM Orals – The Unpassable Test?

    My experience taking the DABNM oral exam, and tips that will help you pass! When I first started working in the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), many of my mentors were Diplomates of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring. As someone new to the field, learning the ropes and taking ...

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  • 14 Ways to Reduce Needle Sticks in the OR

    Despite the many benefits of neuromonitoring, it is a fact that surgery gets more complicated whenever we are involved in the case. Patient prep time increases, anesthetic requirements change, there’s more people and equipment in the room, the risks are altered and additional consents are required. The risks associated with ...

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  • Neuro-what…?

    Avoidance… I love what I do for a living, but I can’t stand talking about it in mixed company. Neuromonitoring is a profession that very few people have ever heard of. It isn’t like other professions, the names of which spark an immediate understanding of responsibility and purpose. People just get ...

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