Otometrics invites you to an exclusive event where experts in the field of vestibular assessment discuss the evaluation of all 5 end organs (semicircular canals, saccule and utricle) of the vestibular system. You will learn why this information can be crucial to the diagnosis of the patient. How it assists you in determining the treatment. And how the effectiveness of the treatment can be assessed. Participants will have the opportunity to experience ICS Impulse first hand.

Course Topics

  • Utilizing video head impulse to determine if the disorder is peripheral or central
  • Discover potential use of video head impulse in the diagnosis of central vestibular lesions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Wernicke’s
  • Review of case studies (covert saccades, gentamicin toxicity, etc)
  • How and why incorporating video head impulse and VEMP testing into your workflow assists in proper diagnosis
  • The acceptance of new tests (head impulse and VEMP) in hard to test populations (pediatrics, elderly, patients in the acute phase).

CEU Learner Objectives

  • 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 results 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

.4 CEU’s