Vestibular Course Canada

REVOLUTIONIZE-VESTIBULAR-ASSESSMENT


Course agenda (Date/time)

Cost

Day 1: (May 27th, 2016; 9:30am - 6:30pm)

  • Registration begins at 9am and concludes at 9:30am
  • Basic of VNG/ENG, eye movement recording, patient management, pretest examinations
  • Overview of VNG/ENG, pathophysiology of oculomotor disorders, performing and interpreting the saccade test
  • Performing and interpreting the gaze and static position tests
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of BPPV
500 Canadian Dollars
 

Day 2: (May 28th, 2016; 7:30am - 6pm)

  • Registration begins at 7:30am and concludes at 8am
  • EcoG procedure, physiology, interpretation (with demonstration)
  • cVEMP, oVEMP, procedure, physiology, interpretation (with demonstration)
  • Pearls for the Exam of Dizzy Patient
  • Hands-on practice with ICS Impulse
 500 Canadian Dollars

Course Description 

This course provides practical information necessary to make the VNG/ENG test, video head impulse, VEMP, and EcoG an effective part of the diagnostic process. It begins at a basic level and proceeds systematically through more challenging topic as each step in the administration of the tests are discussed in detail, including instructions to the patient, effect of medications on the test results, and identifying and recording of disconjugate eye movements. For each part of the test tracings and video clip of both normal and abnormal findings are discussed. Simple rules and procedures are described to distinguish valid results from artifacts and to avoid common errors.

Experts in the field of also will discuss how incorporating video head impulse test (vHIT), electrocochleography (EcoG) and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) in the vestibular test battery has the potential for full independent assessment of all of the structures in the peripheral vestibular system. Participants will learn how cervical and ocular VEMPs, EcoG, and vHIT can identify lesions in the three semicircular canals, utricle, saccule, and two branches of the vestibular nerve in each ear. The participants will also have the opportunity to experience vHIT testing first hand.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Perform and Analyze the VNG/ENG test accurately and more efficiently
  • Identify abnormal findings in different parts of VNG/ENG and describe their clinical significance
  • Recognize and avoid common errors and artificats in VNG/ENG
  • Recognize the need for other vestibular tests, such as; head impulse, rotation, and VEMP testing and correlate their findings with VNG/ENG results
  • Gain practical experience in performing, analyzing and interpreting the VNG/ENG test
  • Gain practical experience with the diagnosis and treatment of BPPV
  • Describe the physiologic basis of vHIT and how it can determine the side of lesion
  • Identify overt and covert saccades and describe their clinical significance
  • Define the interpretation criteria for vHIT and differentiate between normal and abnormal responses
  • Describe the difference between cervical and ocular VEMP and the pathways assessed by each test
  • Describe the cVEMP and OVEMP result for vestibular neuritis patients with the involvement of superior, inferior, or both branches of vestibular nerve
  • Describe the VEMP findings in Meniere’s disease and superior canal dehiscence.

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To register, call:

Génie Audio at: 866.455.4775

 

Course Location:

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital
100 Queensway West
Mississauga, Ontario

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CEU Information

 

Audiology Systems is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.4 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED UP TO 1.4 AAA CEUs (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, PROFESSIONAL AREA)

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This course is approved for 14 Tier 1 certification hours. Please note, Tier 1 continuing education (CE) hours apply only for participants that are certified by the American Board of Audiology.

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