The goal of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) is to reduce the frequency and severity of harm to the central and peripheral nervous system. IONM is especially critical for patients undergoing complex surgeries, like craniotomies or spinal curvature corrections, where complications can be catastrophic.
In most operating rooms, thankfully, the occurrence of catastrophic harm is rare. Because of that rarity, learning how to recognize often complex data changes during these surgeries is extremely challenging. Consistent exposure to data changes leads to quick identification of injury, which is the first step in avoiding and minimizing harm, but it can take several years of practice to really be prepared.
That’s why we developed CadX IONM Simulator, to provide realistic simulated scenarios demonstrating how data changes evolve. From fluctuations in anesthesia to nerve root irritation, CadX helps IONM providers recognize potentially adverse events in a training environment, preparing them for when it matters most.
With its recognition as a great teaching tool, CadX has received increased interest from educational programs and annual conference speakers. At the recent ASET conference in San Diego, Cadwell’s IONM Product Manager Julia Caviness partnered with Key Opinion Leaders, Jaime Lopez MD and Eric Jones REEG/EP T, CNIM from Stanford to run a workshop helping attendees understand the learning acceleration benefits that CadX can provide to new and experienced monitorists alike. This workshop was both well attended and well received, providing momentum for more robust CadX solutions in the future!