Appropriate for PTs, DCs, MDs, Healthcare Professionals
VNG STANDS FOR VIDEONYSTAGMOGRAPHY
Considered the new standard for testing inner ear functions.
- 40% of the population will fall during their lifetime – this risk increases with age.
- 60% of closed head trauma patients report dizziness.
- 20% of the population have a unilateral vestibular loss.
- 50% of all adults 65+ have a vestibular problem.
- 40% of adults 65+ will experience a fall annually.
- 50% of first time fallers will have repeated falls.
Dizziness and loss of balance are within the top three most common reasons for physician visits by the elderly.
Videonystagmography (VNG) testing is considered the new standard for testing inner ear functions. VNG measures the movements of the eyes directly through infrared cameras.
VNG testing is used to determine if a vestibular (inner ear) disease may be causing a balance or dizziness problem and is one of the only tests available today that can decipher between a unilateral (one ear) and bilateral (both ears) vestibular loss. VNG testing is a series of tests designed to document a person’s ability to follow visual objects with their eyes and how well the eyes respond to information from the vestibular system.
This test also addresses the functionality of each ear and if a vestibular deficit may be the cause of a dizziness or balance problem. To monitor the movements of the eyes, infrared goggles are placed around the eyes to record eye movements during testing. VNG testing is non-invasive.
This program is designed to provide you with the essentials of VNG testing and can serve as an Introdroductory to Intermediate level of testing.
Here are the components of the VNG Essentials program:
- Online VNG Foundations and Instrumentation course. The course includes all the basics of VNG testing along with billing and instrumentation.
- Online report writing workshop. This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn how to write the VNG reports with all report components.
- 5 VNG mentored reports. A mentor will review your reports and provide you with feedback on what to improve in your report writing. This is essentially a virtual mentorship since the VNG mentor will provide feedback to you about your reports.
VNG Foundations and Instrumentation
This course is for healthcare professionals who are involved in performing the VNG test. This course provides practical information necessary to make VNG an effective part of the diagnostic process. The course will address basic vestibular anatomy & physiology and pathophysiology of vestibular disorders. The course will also cover pre-test recommendations, patient setup, recording techniques and administration of oculomotor, positional and the caloric subtests of the VNG exam. Hands-on demonstration will be included.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to properly:
- Prepare a patient for a VNG exam.
- Perform an Ocular Motility exam.
- Perform Dynamic and Static Positional exams.
- Perform Caloric Irrigations.
- Identify potential contra-indications or test modifications that may be necessary during VNG.
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Note: This course may be subject to cancelation or rescheduling up to 2 weeks before the date of the course. The course is taught in both Live or Live/Online formats. If you are attending a Live format, we suggest that you do not make non-refundable arrangements until 2 weeks prior to course.
Dr Troy Hale, AuD, FAAA
Dr. Hale who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology is an assistant professor of AT Still University and clinical director for the AFA Balance & Hearing Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and his AuD from Arizona School of Health Sciences, ATSU. Dr. Hale has extensive experience in both hospital and private practice settings and has mentored students from a variety of health disciplines. His professional interests include practice development/management, neuroscience, evoked potentials, vestibular assessment/rehabilitation and inter-professional collaboration. Dr. Hale has presented at several national conventions including the American Academy of Audiology, American Balance Society and for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Detailed Overview of Course
- This Course sponsored by the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis, gathers expert clinicians who are also academic leaders and professors in VNG Testing to provide you with the knowledge you will need to earn certification in this area. The in-depth knowledge of each faculty member allows the participant to gain a unique perspective on the clinical practice of this specialty area. The Course offers a paradigm to enable appropriate patient evaluation techniques followed by VNG practice techniques that enable efficient and effective practice patterns.
- Topics in the Course include: anatomy, physiology, biomedical instrumentation, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, patient ethics, and other basic science items.
- All material is centered on evidence-based principles.
- Appropriate report generation is an important aspect of this training program and this is why we dedicate an entire course along with 5 mentored studies by a VNG specialist.
- Enrollment is offered to any licensed health care practitioner in good standing who is permitted to perform VNG studies.
- Additionally, foreign-trained healthcare providers (upon documentation of training) may enroll in this Course.
Continuing education hours awarded
- At the completion of the entire program a total of 25 CEU credits available which includes the mentoring of 5 reports and the entire course curriculum. Automatically approved for New York State. If interested for CEUs in any other state, we will provide you with the proper paperwork to get the program approved (registrant must notify AACE 60 days before beginning of Course if assistant in obtaining CEUs are being requested).
- 25 CEU Category II CMES – applied for by the registrant.
- Lectures – all online now – study when you want and where you want.
HOW TO ORDER YOUR EQUIPMENT
Please Contact Daniel B. Scherer CEO at Secure Health, Inc.
- Phone: 260-804-4041
- Website: www.vngequipment.com
Mention that you are an AACE student to receive your discount!