Everyone is in the same boat, says Connie Kubiak, president of ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society. If they haven’t been majorly affected by the novel coronavirus, they probably will be somewhere down the line – but things are going to get better.
There is no doubt that the novel coronavirus will change the face of healthcare, and the field of neurodiagnostics is no exception. Will it speed the shift to remote EEG monitoring, and how should neurodiagnostic technologists prepare?
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.
Will the neurodiagnostic technology profession be able to survive into the next decade? Issues like encroachment and a lack of cohesion within the field are set to put that to the test. Licensure may be this industry’s last best chance.