Practical Intra-Operative Nerve Monitoring Course | 8 Oct 2014 | Liverpool

Wednesday 8th October 2014, Town Hall, Liverpool
1.00pm to 5.00pm
Cost: £45
Maximum 25 delegates

  • Practical workshop with tips for helping the monitoring to work
  • Short lectures, discussion groups and time to practice with the equipment
  • Discussion about problems with the different monitoring devices and practical help to overcome problems
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid surgeons and anaesthetists welcome


Neil Tolley – Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Imperial College, London
Radu Mihai – Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, John Radcliffe , Oxford
Alison Waghorn – Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital
Jane Beattie – Consultant Anaesthetist & Clinical Director, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital

Topics to be covered:

  • Anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and external branch of laryngeal nerve –
  • Causes of voice change post operatively
  • Principles of IONM and how to interpret
  • The machine -setting and reading
  • How to set up your own settings
  • Problems and solutions : limitations of intermittent monitoring
  • Continuous monitoring – demonstration /video
  • The Medtronic tube and electrodes
  • Intubation and the placement of the tube
  • Problems and difficulties with the tube
  • Getting the EMG – how to replace and adjust the tube
  • Inomed electrodes
  • Personal experience – Anaesthetists and surgeons
  • Problems and Solutions : limitations
  • Open discussion and practical sessions x 2