Who are we?
We are a group of specialist healthcare professionals who monitor and map the nervous system during certain surgical procedures. Our goal is to identify when it is at risk and alert the medical team in order to prevent or minimise neurological dysfunction developing in to a permanent injury. Intraoperative Neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is being used to improve patient care in an ever increasing range of procedures.
Commonly monitored procedures include: Correction of spinal deformities such as scoliosis or degenerative conditions. Neurosurgical procedures for the repair of peripheral nerve injuries, epilepsy surgery, removal of space occupying lesions in the brain or spinal cord. Vascular procedures such as repair of aortic aneurysms or carotid endartectomy.
If we detect a change in the functional status of the nervous system we alert the surgical team immediately, giving them the chance to intervene and greatly reducing the risk of the injury. For more information, visit our learning hub where you'll find links to helpful resources.
Are you training or working within the field of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)? We would love you to consider joining our community! Let's learn together, shape the future of our exciting and dynamic specialism and ensure the best possible surgical outcome for every patient. We recognise the value of multidisciplinary team work to promote seamless care for our patients and so we also encourage surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, ODPs, radiographers, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals interested in learning more about neurophysiological monitoring to join our society.Join us
Our Society's Aims
The aims of our society are to: