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    VNG/ENG Course

    Speakers (L-R):

     

    Dr. Kamran Barin 

    Dr. Kristen Janky


2018 date to be announced


DAY 1 & 2

Comprehensive VNG/ENG guide to administration and interpretation (1.4 CEUs)

This two-day course is for audiologists, technicians, physicians and other healthcare professionals who are involved in performing and interpreting the VNG/ENG test. The course provides practical information necessary to make the VNG/ENG test an effective part of the diagnostic process. We begin at a basic level and proceed systematically through more challenging topics as each step in the administration and interpretation of the test is discussed in detail, including instructions to the patient, effect of medications on test results, and identifying and recording of disconjugate eye movements. Common vestibular and central pathologies are reviewed and their manifestations on different parts of VNG/ENG are described.

Learning objectives:

  • 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 the need for other vestibular tests, such as head impulse, rotation, and VEMP testing and correlate their findings with VNG/ENG results.
  • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of different vestibular and central disorders.

DAY 3 (Morning Course)

Demonstration of VNG/ENG testing (0.3 CEUs)

Prerequisite: Completing the two-day comprehensive VNG/ENG course or its equivalent.

This course is for audiologists and other healthcare professionals who are familiar with VNG/ENG testing and wish to see a demonstration of actual procedures and interpretation of the test. The course also includes a demonstration of bedside and office vestibular tests. A training DVD containing actual test results will be provided so that the participants can practice analyzing the test on their own. 

Learning objectives:

  • Gain practical experience in performing, analyzing and interpreting the VNG/ENG test
  • Recognize the clinical utility and significance of bedside/ office vestibular tests and be able to perform them correctly
  • Gain practical experience with the diagnosis and treatment of BPPV

DAY 3 (Afternoon Course)

Theory and Hands-on with ICS Impulse (0.4 CEUs)

This 4-hour course will allow clinicians to stay up-to-date as new technology and software are introduced to video head impulse testing (vHIT) testing. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the evaluation of all 5 end organs (semicircular canals, saccule and utricle) of the vestibular system.

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

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 2.1 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.

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This course is approved for 21 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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