Comprehensive Neuromonitoring (CNM) technologists receive broad training from industry leading educators and mentors. Our in-house training program equips our technologists with extensive troubleshooting and data evaluation skills enabling them to rapidly assess the acquired neuromonitoring data. This preparation allows our staff to provide surgeons with an accurate, real-time description of functional changes that may occur during surgery.
CNM technologists are rigorously assessed on knowledge and skills in basic monitoring modalities such as Somatosensory Evoked Potentials, Electromyography, and Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials. Additionally, prior to monitoring cases requiring advanced monitoring skills, technologists receive rigorous assessments for all advanced modalities. In addition to initial competency assessment, technologists are required to complete 50 continuing education training hours every 5 years and must complete regular competency reassessments on an annual basis.
All CNMS technologists are required to sit for, and pass, the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) within 2 years of employment. The CNIM examination requires the technologist to successfully monitor 150 surgeries and to pass a written board certification examination. CNIM credentials are issued by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) and must be renewed every 5 years.
*Technologist competency assessments can be provided to partner facilities upon request
CNM considers patient safety to be of the utmost importance. For this reason, our organization has applied for and received accreditation by The Joint Commission. Many of our quality improvement process goals are directly related to patient safety including tracking of needle stick injuries, bite injuries related to TCMEP monitoring, false positive tracking and reporting, stimulation related burns, sentinel event monitoring, and other safety goals. Additionally, our technologists receive extensive training in sterile technique, infection control and electrode application.
At CNM we believe that quality monitoring is dependent on the trust that the hospital, surgeon and operating room team places in our IONM technologists. Additionally, we believe that our technologists perform their very best when they are familiar with their surroundings and the people with whom they work. Therefore, we make every effort to tightly integrate our staff into our partner hospitals by placing designated employees in your facility that are available at a moments notice to provide IONM services.