Burn Survey Incident Report
Electrode Burns in the OR During Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring
The American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Inc. (ASET) is undertaking this important survey of its members and others involved in intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring to ascertain whether there is a significant problem with electrode burns/lesions in the IONM setting. Then, if necessary, we will attempt to define the problems or parameters that contribute to burns so that they can be eliminated. This effort is part of the mission of ASET to “…promote professional excellence and quality patient care in electroneurodiagnostics,” with findings published in a future issue of the American Journal of END Technology.
Please note that your participation will be held in confidence. No patient identifying data will be asked for or used. Your assistance in submitting this important information is greatly appreciated.