ISBN-13: 978-1597563437

The Audiologist’s Handbook of Neurophysiological Monitoring

by Paul R. Kileny (Author)

The Audiologist’s Handbook of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring is a comprehensive and practical guide on cranial nerve intraoperative monitoring for audiology students and audiologists. The author shares his expertise gained from years of experience in the operating room with other audiologists and health care providers.

The handbook was written with the student, fellow and relatively novice monitoring clinician in mind. However, individuals beyond a beginner level can also benefit from this book, which is illustrated with cases and appropriate figures to guide the learning and reviewing of intraoperative monitoring applications. The topics will also be of assistance and interest to other health care providers seeking information about intraoperative monitoring–specifically training IOM technologists and otolaryngology or neurosurgery residents and fellows.

The initial chapters of the handbook introduce the reader to basic tenants of electromyography, evoked potential recording, and neuroanatomy. The following chapters detail intraoperative monitoring for seven different surgical procedures most commonly encountered by audiologists. The last two chapters focus on considerations for establishing a neuromonitoring program, including five specific protocols that could be used step-by-step in the operating room to set up and conduct neuromonitoring for a surgical procedure.

In addition to this comprehensive review of intraoperative monitoring, readers will benefit from a PluralPlus companion site with videos illustrating neurophysiological events occurring during surgical procedures.