Anaesthesia and intraoperative neuromonitoring of the spinal cord

Thursday 28th February 2019

Association of Anaesthetists

21 Portland Place


Places available

Intraoperative neuromonitoring, (IONM) poses numerous challenges for anaesthetists. Where IONM of the spinal cord is used the role of the anaesthetist is not only to provide optimal anaesthesia but also to facilitate IONM and to conduct a continuous interaction with members of neuromonitoring  team. A close working relationship with the monitoring team and the surgeon is key to a successful and improved outcome, and helps prevent surgical complications.


So, this seminar is aimed primarily at understanding:


  • The principles of Somatosensory Evoked Potential, (SSEP), Motor Evoked Potential, (MEP), and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Applied Neuro-anatomy and physiology of spinal cord
  • An insight into multimodal approach of IONM for spinal surgery
  • Basic interpretation of IONM
  • Anaesthetic implications of IONM
  • Workshops
  • A team approach to an IONM ‘alert’
  • Interactive case studies

Additional event information:

Anaesthesia and intraoperative neuromonitoring of spinal cord programme.pdf72.56 KB

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