This course explores the important discoveries and historical contributions that led to the development and use of EEG as an important diagnostic tool. Other topics relate to fundamental patient care for the purpose of promoting patient safety and professional competence. Professional competence is addressed using the ASET National Competency Skill Standards for Performing an Electroencephalogram. Learners are also presented with ways to establish professional rapport, maintain patient privacy standards, and use appropriate steps to identify and address the physical needs of the patient. This patient-centered focus includes understanding the Neurodiagnostic professional’s role in the healthcare delivery system, as well as responsibilities relating to patient safety practices, such as like infection prevention, seizure precautions, /first aid, and emergency preparedness. Vital signs are discussed in order to aid the learner in identifying a patient in distress or in need of medical attention.