Feb 10 2011

Intraoperative Monitoring

A second set of eyes to protect our patients

On a normal business day, Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) Manager Brian Bush watches up to five surgeries at a time from his office computer. His job is to detect any abnormal neurological function – even something as minor as a patient’s arm falling asleep – that a surgeon can’t see while they are operating.

“With IOM we can take a look at the patient’s motor, sensory, visual and auditory pathways and alert the surgeon if anything looks concerning,” Bush says. “We are like a second set of eyes.” Read the rest of this entry »