Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (EEG)

EEG TECH

The Electroneurodiagnostic (EEG) Technologist Program specializes in non-invasive, technical procedures which assess the electrical patterns of the brain in order to determine abnormalities indicative of central nervous system disorders.

Lecture format and extensive hands-on application under the supervision of of credentialed, experienced instructors develops student competence in EEG concepts, EEG measurements, marking, electrode selection, and electrode application.

Students learn to recognize basic EEG waveforms and progress to disorders of the Central Nervous System that cause abnormal EEGs. Seizures, brain tumors, neurologic disorders and congenital abnormalities are thoroughly explored. These conditions are presented with emphasis on their effect on the EEG pattern and the patient’s health and well-being.

Carnegie END students learn to become a multi-skilled allied health professionals.  The END Technologist works under the supervision of a physician who is responsible for interpretation and clinical correlation of the results. The physician is generally not present during the diagnostic testing procedure; therefore, the technologist will perform recognition and analysis of patient data and electrical waveforms during the EEG recording and ensure the information obtained is valid and interpretable.

The minimum expectations of the ENDT program are to prepare competent entry-level neurodiagnostic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Due to the technical nature of this program, students must have prior allied health training, recent clinical work experience and college credits in medical terminology , math and science.

Classes include

  • Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology with special emphasis on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, & pathology provides students with a strong foundation in neurological functions.
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Patient Interaction and Documentation
  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
  • A working knowledge of the principles behind the EEG studies enables students to demonstrate an understanding of interrelated procedures and concepts.

Program emphasis is placed on

  • fundamentals of EEG
  • appropriate electrode placement using the International 10-20 System of head measurement
  • machine operation and instrumentation
  • EEG recording concepts
  • Waveform morphology
  • EEG pattern recognition

Theory instruction is also presented in Evoked Potential testing with emphasis on auditory, visual, and somatosensory modalities.

Introduction to advanced neurodiagnostic procedures include

  • Long Term Monitoring (LTM)
  • Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)
  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
  • Electromyogram (EMG)

The Clinical and Externship Rotation

The clinical/externship rotation is an integral part of the training program. Eligible students are assigned to school-approved clinical site by the Program Director and will maintain this rotation until all required hours have been successfully completed within the allotted time frame.

Career Placement

The END Technologist is employed in hospital neurodiagnostic departments, out-patient clinics, physician offices or research facilities. Studies may be performed in a laboratory, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, special monitoring units or at the patient’s bedside. Responsible career entry positions provide opportunities for advancement to competent, credentialed professionals.

National Credentialing

As a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on  Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT), you will be eligible to take the national examination immediately following completion of your training throught the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).

Memberships

In The American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET) and the Michigan Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (MSET) are open to you as a student and graduate.

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Publication of Outcome Results

In accordance with CAAHEP, CoA-NDT Standards, schools are required to publish outcome results for the Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Program from the Annual Reports Management System.

This is a 3 year average of outcomes for positive placement, retention, and the national credentialing pass rate for 2017, 2016, and 2015. Published results are consistent with our 2019 CoA-NDT Annual Report.

Average Positive Placement Rate: 97.06%
Average Retention Rate: 85%
Average Rate of Graduates who successfully pass the R.EEG T. national credentialing through ABRET: 93.33%.

Textbooks & Reference Manuals
PublisherTitleAuthorISBNPrice
Demos PublishingHandbook of EEG InterpretationTatum978-1-6207-0016-7$65.00
Demos MedicalEpilepsy: A to ZTatum978-1-9338-6441-9$79.00
Wolter/KluwerPractical Guide for Clinical NeuroYamada978-1-60913-714-4$169.00
Wolter/KluwerPractical Guide for Clinical Neuro - EEGYamada978-0-7817-7861-9$165.00
Wolter/KluwerNeurology for the Non-NeurologistWeiner978-1-6054-7239-3$80.00
PearsonEssentials of Human A & PMarieb978-0-321-91900-7$177.00
American Heart AssociationBLS for HC ProvidersAHA978-1-61669-039-7$12.00
ElsevierNeuroanatomy, An Illustrated Colour Text 5th Ed.Crossman & Neary978-0-7020-5405-1$25.00
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