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Decision Making in Peri-Laryngeal Surgeries Based Upon Intraoperative Mapping of the Vagus Nerve


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Continuing Education Credits


Approved for

   1.0 hour of ASNM CEUs*

   1.0 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (CME)


To receive credit, you must take the evaluation at the end of the webinar. The evaluation will pop-up after the webinar has finished. Once you take the webinar the system will send you your attendance certificate. American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM). Please be advised it can take up to (6) six months to process CME credit.


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CME Only Additional Information

Decision Making in Peri-Laryngeal Surgeries Based Upon Intraoperative Mapping of the Vagus Nerve

Release date: January 18, 2017

Expiration date: January 18, 2020

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour


Target Audience In this presentation I emphasize the efficacy of IONM for successful identification of the anatomic variations of the peri-laryngeal vagus nerve branches and review surgical decisions we make based upon IONM data. Patients with non-recurrent nerves undergo paralysis at significantly higher rates. Abnormally short vagus nerve latency occur in ~ 2.5% of patients and should raise suspicion for the presence of this anomaly. In addition, the use of IONM guides the decision to complete a bilateral resection or to stage the surgery in the case of a decline in evoked EMG amplitude or increase latency. Rigorous mapping of the vagus nerve during peri-laryngeal surgeries is an important adjunct to these surgeries that preserves function and guides the surgical decision-making process.


Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, the participants will:

1. Discuss how IONM can map the vagus branches in peri-larygneal surgeries

2. Discuss how neurophysiological data should be used to alter the course of surgery

3. Discuss the value and safety of continuous monitoring of the vagus nerve


Faculty Jeremy A. Bamford, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine Clinical Neurophysiologist, NuVasive Clinical Services


Accreditation and Designation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ASNM designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Commercial Support None


Faculty and Planners Disclosure Statement As a provider dedicated to independent education and accredited by the ACCME, ASNM must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is the policy of ASNM to require disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship a faculty member, planner, or a sponsor has with either the commercial supporter of this activity or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation:


Faculty Disclosures Jeremy A. Bamford, PhD, disclosed income from NuVasive Clinical Services


Planner Disclosures Liz Tinley, ASNM, disclosed no financial relationships.


Independent Reviewer Richard Toleikis, PhD, Independent Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.


Peer Review This activity has been reviewed by a professional of the target audience.


Disclosure of Unlabeled or Investigational Drugs None


Method of Participation to Earn CME/CE Credit There are no fees or pre-requisites for participating in and receiving credit for this online live educational activity.



Participants must:


1.   Read the educational objectives and disclosure statements

2.   Participate in the entire educational session

3.   Complete the evaluation

4.   Submit the evaluation to ASNM


Credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation. You will be emailed your activity certificate. This activity should take (1) hour to complete.


Disclaimer The opinions expressed in the enduring educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.


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