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Position Statement Project

The ASNM has as its mission, "to improve patient outcomes through the application of neurophysiological monitoring." The ASNM actualizes its mission by a number of means including the development of position statements that define both the technical and professional interpretive aspects of neurophysiological monitoring. Our aim is to provide practitioners and institutions with living documents that will assist in making choices for optimizing patient care. It is also part of our process to periodically review and revise these statements, as needed, according to newly acquired knowledge.

The ASNM recognizes that other organizations will have an interest in these position statements, and we want the leadership and members of these organizations to become partners in the statement drafting process. Thus, we send requests to organizations that have similar interests to make these statements available to their memberships. Further, we make the position papers available here on our web site. The program used to view these documents, Adobe Acrobat Reader®, is available as a free download program at We invite you to download these documents, and we welcome you to make comments to the Guidelines Committee regarding their content.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Position Statement Project, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Donald Weisz, PhD
Chair, Guidelines Committee, ASNM

Position Statements

AEP Position Statement
EMG Position Statement
SEP Position Statement
EEG Position Statement
Intraoperative Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring – A position statement by the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. D.B. MacDonald , S. Skinner,  J. Shils , C. Yingling. Clinical Neurophysiology 124 (2013) 2291 –2316



These statements are based on information presented at scientific meetings, published in the current scientific and clinical literature, and presented in previously published guidelines and position statements of various clinical societies. These documents may not include all possible methodologies and interpretive criteria, nor are they intended to exclude any new alternatives. ASNM provides general information and education materials as a service in promotion of its nonprofit and tax-exempt status.