Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program
Program Goal: “To prepare competent entry-level Neurodiagnostic
technologists in the Cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills) and Affective
(behavior) learning domains”.
Area of Study: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (general track)
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Area of Study: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (Polysomnography track)
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology with a Concentration in Polysomnography
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (END) is a scientific field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments.
END technologists prepare patients for procedure, obtain medical histories, record electrical potentials, calculate results, maintain equipment, and may work with specific treatments. They develop a good rapport with patients and cofort them during the recording procedure, which can last from 20 minutes (for a single nerve conduction study) to 8 hours (for an overnight sleep study). END technologists understand neurophysiology and recognize normal and abnormal electrical activity. They act as eyes and ears for specially trained doctors who later review and interpret the data. Considerable individal initiative, reasoning skill, and sound judgment are all expected of the END professional.
The 2-year, full-time END Tech program includes lectures, hands-on laboratory work and clinical practice. It will prepare you for an entry-level technologist position in any of the following sub-specialty technologies:
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the spontaneous electrical activity of the brain. EEG assists in the diagnosis of various brain disorders.
Evoked potential (EP) is a recording of electrical activity from the brain, brain stem, and peripheral nerves elicited by a specific stimulus to the visual, auditory, or somatosensory pathways.
Polysomnography (PSG) is a special procedure, which a person's sleep pattern, breathing, heart activity, and limb movements to help diagnose various sleep disorders.
Nerve conduction studies (NCS) is a test, which can identify peripheral nerve damage.
Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) is the use of various diagnostic tests to monitor the brain, brain stem, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves during surgery.
Long Term Monitoring (LTM) is a specific kind of monitoring utilizing EEG over long periods of time.
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