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Impulse Monitoring to provide IONM services to Borgess Medical Center

Impulse Monitoring (IMI) has agreed to provide intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services to Kalamazoo-based Borgess Medical Center (BMC).

IONM assesses neurological function involving the brain, spinal cord and related nerve structures during such surgeries.

IMI said using IONM it facilitates the surgical process and can reduce surgical risk by providing alerts to surgeons of potential harm to the spinal cord or neural structures.

IMI also provides autotransfusion (AT) services which help to capture and cleanse a patient’s own blood before and during surgery, making it available for transfusion instead of donated blood.

Borgess Medical Center Respiratory, Sleep and Neurophysiology director Bob Hayward said the addition of Impulse and its physician oversight methodology is a critical level of additional expertise and assurance that their patients are receiving the possible care.