Surgical Technologies Medical Education
Course Descriptions
ENT

Below you will find detailed descriptions for the various ENT courses.

These courses and workshops are tailored to meet specific needs of healthcare professionals and incorporate a variety of learning experiences.

Each course description includes an overview and information about the contact hours, intended audience, and learning objectives.


This course consists of didactic and practicum learning experiences to increase the participant’s knowledge and skill in using image guidance when doing sinus surgery. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be able to utilize the IGS system that is consistent with the manufacturer’s guidelines, including system set-up, troubleshooting and system shut-down.

Contact Hours: 8*

Intended Audience: This course is intended for OR personnel with at least 6 months experience with the Fusion® ENT Navigation System.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of image guidance
  • Review anatomy and function of sinuses
  • Discuss the role of OR personnel in the perioperative setting
  • Demonstrate ability to set up equipment according to the procedure
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques and maintenance of equipment

*The California State Board of Registered Nursing is the credentialing agency that approves Medtronic Midas Rex as a provider of continuing education (Provider Number 13668). The 8.0 nursing contact hours for the Image-Guided Surgery course and 5.0 nursing contact hours for the Nerve Integrity Monitoring course received by attending these workshops can be submitted to the individual’s licensing board. In order to issue a certificate with contact hours you must provide your license or certification number to be included on your certificate. Although the credentialing agency is located in California, the contact hours apply in other states as well. However it will be up to your licensing board as to whether they will accept these contact hours. Contact hours will be awarded based on satisfactory completion of the entire course. Partial credit will not be given.

This course offers didactic and practicum learning experiences to increase the participant’s knowledge and skill in the area of nerve monitoring basics for ENT, skull-based, and head and neck procedures. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be able to utilize the Nerve Integrity Monitoring (NIM®) system consistent with the manufacturer’s guidelines including, system set-up, troubleshooting and system shut-down.

Contact Hours: 5*

Intended Audience: This course is intended for OR personnel, audiologists, and neurophysiology techs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of nerve monitoring
  • Review anatomy and function of cranial nerves
  • Discuss the role of OR personnel in the perioperative setting
  • Demonstrate ability to set up equipment according to the procedure
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques and maintenance of equipment

*The California State Board of Registered Nursing is the credentialing agency that approves Medtronic Midas Rex as a provider of continuing education (Provider Number 13668). The 8.0 nursing contact hours for the Image-Guided Surgery course and 5.0 nursing contact hours for the Nerve Integrity Monitoring course received by attending these workshops can be submitted to the individual’s licensing board. In order to issue a certificate with contact hours you must provide your license or certification number to be included on your certificate. Although the credentialing agency is located in California, the contact hours apply in other states as well. However it will be up to your licensing board as to whether they will accept these contact hours. Contact hours will be awarded based on satisfactory completion of the entire course. Partial credit will not be given.

The Image-Guided Surgery and Nerve Integrity Monitoring (NIM®) course combines the didactic and practicum learning experiences that increase the attendee’s knowledge and skill in using image guidance when doing sinus surgery with nerve-monitoring basics. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be able to utilize the Fusion® and NIM® systems consistent with the manufacturer’s guidelines, including system setup, troubleshooting and system shutdown.

The course comprises 3 hours of image-guided surgery and 2 hours of NIM in a combined session. There will be 4 sessions held for 2 consecutive days.

Contact Hours: 5*

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of image guidance
  • Understand the importance of nerve monitoring
  • Review anatomy and function of sinuses
  • Review anatomy and function of cranial nerves
  • Discuss the role of OR staff in the perioperative setting
  • Demonstrate ability to set up equipment according to the procedure
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques and maintenance of IGS and NIM equipment

*The California State Board of Registered Nursing is the credentialing agency that approves Medtronic Midas Rex as a provider of continuing education (Provider Number 13668). The 8.0 nursing contact hours for the Image-Guided Surgery course and 5.0 nursing contact hours for the Nerve Integrity Monitoring course received by attending these workshops can be submitted to the individual’s licensing board. In order to issue a certificate with contact hours you must provide your license or certification number to be included on your certificate. Although the credentialing agency is located in California, the contact hours apply in other states as well. However it will be up to your licensing board as to whether they will accept these contact hours. Contact hours will be awarded based on satisfactory completion of the entire course. Partial credit will not be given.

Our education events are in very high demand, and seating is limited. Medtronic offers priority seating to those customers with active service contracts. Priority seating means that these customers will have an early opportunity to reserve their seat, after which we will allocate seats on a first-come-first-served basis.