Pooling input from various subject-matter experts is making it possible to develop recommendations that can be readily adopted by hospitals and other facilities – to the benefit of neurodiagnostic technologists.
Hyperventilation, or fast breathing, as an activation technique during EEG testing can be an important diagnostic tool, especially in pediatrics. But considering COVID-19 and the risks of spreading virus particles, is it still worth doing? We asked the experts.
Like many businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society has moved operations to a virtual environment. Kevin Helm thinks a more virtual environment will help by saving time and increasing autonomy — benefits that will accrue to the organization's members.
Every year ASET- the Neurodiagnostic Society sponsors this celebration of NDTs everywhere – and this year’s celebration falls during one of the worst public health crises in modern times. Here’s how ASET is working around that.
CMS has made some big CPT coding changes for long-term EEG monitoring. Skeptics worry about lower revenue streams and the need to cut staff but a neurodiagnostic technologist and coding expert we talked to has a considerably more optimistic view.
Asking for a raise can be daunting but with a little advance planning, you can improve your odds of success and be sure you aren’t leaving money on the table. Here are some tips to help prepare you to make the big ask.
Needlestick injuries have had a front-and-center role in healthcare for decades since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, but protocols have lagged for those who perform IONM. New research suggests a way to make real progress in safety.
Skin irritation, and even injury, is all too common in long-term EEG monitoring. New research published in The Neurodiagnostic Journal has zeroed in on some key risk factors that will help EEG techs protect their most vulnerable patients.
Fifty million people around the world have epilepsy and the vast majority live in low-income countries, where the disease is poorly understood there is a huge treatment gap. EEG technologists are dedicated to closing that gap and want you to join the effort.
In 1967, the American Society of Electroencephalographic Technicians became the American Society of Electroencephalographic Technologists. Some might say, “potato, potahto” but the distinction between these last two terms – technicians and technologists – is far more meaningful. Unfortunately, it is still common for neurodiagnostic technologists to be called technicians, and doing so does them a…
ABRET, the neurodiagnostic field’s main credentialing and accrediting body, is working closely with ASET to develop the exam and requirements for a new credential in the area of long-term monitoring. Find out how it went from a micro-credential to one of the most advanced credentials offered in the field.
In the world of monitoring cEEGs, manpower and training are major issues. However, the use of collective intelligence, or crowdsourcing, may offer a solution that can better train those in the field and provide data for algorithms to ease some of the demand for manpower.
As the baby boomers age and retire, they are also going to place an additional demand on the already limited supply of neurodiagnostic technologists. There is no single answer to this issue, but efforts in licensure and education offer pathways to ease the strain.