NDT 101 Introduction to EEG • 6 Cr.
Introduction to the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: patient hook-up, history taking, and handling of patients. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 101. Either ENDT 101 or NDT 101 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a professional image as an ND technologist
- Investigate legal and ethical issues related to the field of NDT
- Evaluate the effects of activation procedures during the EEG recording
- Evaluate brain activity to interpret if EEG is normal or abnormal
- Recognize and define sleep stages seen in adults and children
- Compile patient history to help enhance the quality of performing an EEG
- Practice principles of patient safety, HIPPA guidelines, and infection control
- Measure and apply electrodes using the 10-20 system in a timely manner
- Record an EEG following ACNS guidelines
- Prepare a basic data sheet summarizing patient's history and proper documentation
- Recognize non-physiological artifacts vs. physiological artifacts and document on recording
- Evaluate EEG abnormalities with neurological conditions