Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (EEG)
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The Electroneurodiagnostic (EEG) Technologist Program specializes in non-invasive, technical procedures which assess the brain’s electrical patterns to determine abnormalities indicative of central nervous system disorders.
Hybrid lecture format and extensive hands-on application under the supervision of credentialed, experienced instructors develop 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 emphasize their effect on the EEG pattern and the patient’s health and well-being.
Carnegie END students learn to become multi-skilled allied health professionals. The END Technologist works under the supervision of a physician responsible for the 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.
- Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology with special emphasis on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, & pathology provide students with a strong foundation in neurological functions.
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Therapeutic Communication
- Patient Interaction and Documentation
- Basic Life Support (CPR)
- Working knowledge of the principles behind 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 emphasizing auditory, visual, and somatosensory modalities.
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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 the school-approved clinical site by the Program Director. They will maintain this rotation until all required hours have been completed within the allotted time frame.
The END Technologist has been employed in hospital neurodiagnostic departments, outpatient clinics, physician offices, and research facilities. Studies may be performed in a laboratory, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, special monitoring unit, or at the patient’s bedside. Responsible career entry positions provide opportunities for advancement to competent, credentialed professionals. Check out our completion and placement record!
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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 through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).
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
According to CAAHEP, and CoA-NDT Standards, schools must publish outcome results for the Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Program from the Annual Reports Management System.
The published results are consistent with our 2022 CoA-NDT Annual Report. This is a 3-year average of outcomes for positive placement, retention, and the national credentialing pass rate for 2021, 2020, and 2019.
Average Positive Placement Rate: 90.91%
Average Retention Rate: 95.65%
Average Rate of Graduates who successfully pass the R.EEG T. national credentialing through ABRET: 100%.
Textbooks & Reference Manuals
|Springer Publishing||Handbook of EEG Interpretation||Tatum||978-1-6207-0016-7||$52.00|
|Wolter/Kluwer||Practical Guide for Clinical Neuro||Yamada||978-1-60913-714-4||$131.00|
|Elsevier||Anatomy & Physiology||Patton||978-1-2690-5774-5||$149.00|
|American Heart Association||BLS for HC Providers||AHA||978-1-61669-039-7||$17.00|