An Effective IONM Program is Critical for Your OR

At SpecialtyCare, we value the health and safety of our patients. As a partner in intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), we prevent risk and the high cost of patient injury, even during the most complex procedures. You can rely on our expertise to help ensure your patients receive the highest level of care and safety. There is an extreme value that comes from developing an effective IONM program. In doing so, you can deliver safer surgery and yield better outcomes for your hospital.

Benefits of an IONM Program 

SpecialtyCare’s support plays a critical role in the operating room. Our clinicians meet with patients during pre-op to discuss the benefits of IONM. Then, they place leads on the patient to monitor the nervous system during complex procedures. Communication is key. By monitoring and providing oversight in real-time, we can communicate critical information to the surgeon. 

There are now more than 500,000 patients in our SCOPE registry database, enabling us to communicate and resolve neurological changes. Our tools during this process have been critical to patient care. Over the last five years, we’ve successfully reduced post-op deficit rates by more than 12% across 400,000 patients. This has made a significant difference in our patients’ lives and allowed us to deliver safer surgery. 

Implementing an effective IONM program strengthens the surgeon’s reputation and decreases exposure to malpractice litigation. Additionally, it improves patient outcomes and the hospital’s reputation by providing an extra layer of safety during surgery. IONM services are linked to fewer hospital stays and post-op complications. In turn, this saves the hospital time and money. 

IONM Training Through SpecialtyCare

We are dedicated to hiring motivated people who are eager to start a career in IONM. We offer an excellent opportunity to work with a skilled team of physicians across various locations and clinical settings to exponentially grow your career. Our team is thoroughly educated, highly trained, and has extensive experience in the field. 

SpecialtyCare’s progressive one-year training program features a combination of classroom work, lab practicums, online instruction, and hands-on training in the OR. This program highlights four focus areas: patient set-up, IONM equipment, intraoperative monitoring, and documentation. Our approach facilitates a solid technical and anatomical understanding of IONM that produces well-rounded surgical neurophysiologists. Once you complete our training program, you become board certified and excel to the second tier of our IONM clinical career ladder.

About SpecialtyCare 

SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of IONM services in the nation, with 110,000 cases every year. Additionally, we have more than 550 surgical neurophysiologists, neurologists, DBS professionals, and EEG technicians that help support our hospitals, surgeons, and patients. We uphold the highest quality standards to ensure patient health and safety. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience, becoming the OR employer of choice, and leading the way in OR innovation.