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"We have a complete set of EEG courses ranging from basic terminology to interactive board preparation review questions"
R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, BSIT
EEG 101 Terminology
- This is a Level I (or entry level) course, duration 3.5 hours, awarding 3.5 ACE credits
. It is a good first course for technologists entering the field of END and helps to equip them for future courses. This course consists of lessons designed to build the technologist's vocabulary and understanding of detailed technical descriptions, in addition to improving communication skills to accurately describe EEG activity using appropriate descriptive terminology. The course covers over 250 terms with definitions and audio tracks to help with pronunciation.
EEG 102 10-20 System and Application - This is a Level I or entry level course. This course, along with EEG Terminology and EEG Polarity, are courses for technologists new to the field of END. The International 10-20 System of Electrode Placement is described and illustrated in detail, including diagrams and digital photographs demonstrating good measurement techniques. Pointers on how to avoid common errors are addressed; various application methods are described and illustrated, including collodion and paste application techniques, along with step-by-step methods to avoid common errors and achieve secure and accurate application of electrodes; with pediatric and neonatal measurement techniques illustrated and discussed in a special section. This course is ten hours in duration, and successful completion earns 10 ACE credits.
The course is designed as a study guide for technologists who are preparing for the measurement and application section of board exams, and educates those new to the field in a basic understanding of the skills required to accurately measure and place electrodes using the International 10-20 System.
EEG 103 Polarity - EEG 103 is a Level I (entry level) course. This is a short course covering basic EEG polarity, localization, voltage calculation, polarity convention, determining deflection, in-phase cancellation, summation, electrical field distributions, the differential amplification process, horizontal dipoles, the dipole of the human eye, and digital instrument system references. This course provides technologists an opportunity to understand the basics of polarity convention and localization. The course is designed as a study guide for those taking board exams and for technologists new to the field of END. EEG 103 is two hours in duration, and successful completion earns 2 ACE credits.
EEG 104 Digital EEG - This is a Level I or "entry level" course, duration ten hours, awarding 10 ACE credits. EEG Terminology, EEG Polarity, and The International 10-20 System of Electrode Placement and Application Methods are three courses that would be helpful to take prior to or while taking this course. This self-paced course begins with contrasting digital and analog EEG systems, evaluating digital EEG systems, and basic computer components and performance. It covers the basic function of personal computers as EEG instruments, post-acquisition digital manipulations, and artifact recognition. Troubleshooting and the diverse applications of digital EEG are also covered. It concludes with tips on preparing digital EEG records for board exams. The course is divided into ten lessons and each lesson has several topics and subtopics. There are ten short exams and one assignment. Each exam counts 10 percent of the final grade. The exams are open-book, with an opportunity to correct any missed questions and resubmit the exam. An instructor is available to answer any questions, via the chat room, discussion groups, and email. This course introduces the EEG technologist to some of the general operating principles of computers, as well as the specific instrumentation that delivers the digital EEG. It is useful for technologists entering the field of electroneurodiagnostics, those studying for board exams and experienced technologists who were trained on analog instruments.
EEG 105 Normal Adult EEG and Normal Variants - This course covers basic normal adult EEG waveform patterns and normal variant patterns in adults. This course takes approximately twenty hours to complete. Topics covered include normal awake EEG patterns, frequency bands, sleep patterns such as Vertex waves, K Complexes, Spindles, Hypnagogic Hypersynchrony, sleep staging, and the neurophysiologic generation of the EEG signal and useful terminology in describing normal EEG patterns. Normal variants covered include alpha variants, Mu, Breach rhythm, 14 and 6 Hz positive spikes, BETS, RMTD, Midline Theta Rhythm, 6 Hz spike and wave, Wickets, SREDA, Lambda and HV build-up. Many samples of patterns are included. There is an assignment to evaluate fifteen patterns, two practice exams, and one final exam. Successful completion of EEG 105 earns 20 ACE credits.
This is a Level I, entry level course. For the technologist new to the field of END, EEG Terminology, and EEG Polarity are recommended to be taken prior to or along with this course. This course is meant to be a part of the fundamental training for END technologists.
EEG 106A Instrumentation - This course is a Level I course for students entering the field of END, technologists studying for board exams, and technologists in need of an instrumentation review. The student may find it useful to take EEG 101-Terminology, and EEG 103-Polarity prior to taking this course. An outline of course content and sample pages can be viewed by clicking "demo" on the Online Education home page. Topics included in the course include, atomic structure, voltage, current, resistance, impedance, filters, a very detailed section with exercises in frequency response curves, sensitivity, time constant, time base, calibration, montages, vertical and horizontal resolution, reformatting EEG data, duration, frequency, amplitude, voltage of waveforms, an introduction to processed EEG features such as FFT and topographic brain mapping, storage and data retrieval, elements of routine EEG analysis, technical descriptions of EEG waveforms by the technologist, electrical safety, maintenance of analog as well as digital EEG equipment, and basic troubleshooting (artifacts and troubleshooting will be covered in a future course). The course will take more that twenty hours to complete. There are several detailed lessons with exams, three discussion assignments, a review worksheet and a final exam with 100 questions. This course will earn 20 ACE credits. This course describes in detail basic EEG instrument operation for the technologist. It will include basic electrical concepts, the EEG instrument settings, technical descriptions of EEG by the technologist, electrical safety, basic maintenance, and troubleshooting.
EEG 106B Electrical Concepts and Safety - This course consists of two lectures given by Brett Netherton, CNIM, MS.
Brett has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, and a master's degree in Physiology and has experience as a CNIM and also as an electrode manufacturer. His lectures are educational for EEG and IONM professionals who wish to better understand the electrical properties of electrodes, END instruments, and how electrical injuries or burns occur. See also the free lecture offered by ASET as a public service, available in this learning portal. 2 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion.
EEG 107 Technical Skills - This course covers topics such as the history of EEG, electrode application methods and electrode types, EEG record documetation, patient rapport, technical descriptions of EEG recordings, taking a patient history, special considerations for ECI recordings, bedside recordings, medical emergencies, seizure first aid, infection control, and an introduction to lab management. This course is a Level I course for students entering the field of END, those needing a review of the items covered and technologists studying for board exams. There are five assignments and eleven short exams with a total of 153 questions. The learner may find it useful to take EEG 101-Terminology, and EEG 103-Polarity prior to taking this course. The course will require approximately twenty hours to complete and 20 ACE credits will be awarded. This course is currently available for registration. This is a Level I course for those entering the field or those needing a review of the topics covered and also for technologists preparing to take board exams.
EEG 108 Artifacts and Troubleshooting - This is a self-paced course and is open for registration at any time. The course contains an 85 page text document on artifact recognition and a 30 page text document on troubleshooting, both available for viewing online or download. Forty EEG samples are included in an assignment to identify as normal or abnormal, identify any artifact content, and classify the pattern by identifying it. Also there are seven articles included for download, including topics such as EKG, eye movement artifact and monitoring, the importance of impedance, artifacts in ICU, resuscitation artifacts during CPR, and cell phone artifacts. It is also recommended that participants also purchase the ASET reprint book, "EEG Artifacts" which contains eleven articles addressing artifacts in EEG, eight of which are not included in the course. The EEG artifact reprint book can be purchased through the ASET website: www.aset.org, click "Education", then "Educational Products" then "EEG". The EEG Artifact reprint book was revised in May of 2008. The course contains two exams and an assignment. 20 ACE credits are awarded on successful completion of the course. This is a Level II course, for technologists who have completed EEG 101-107 or for qualified/credentialed technologists seeking continuing education. This course gives instruction in the higher skills of recognizing artifacts within the EEG recording, identifying and monitoring artifacts, and troubleshooting technical problems.
EEG 109 EEG in Epilepsy - This course is open for registration and contains 113 pages of course text to view online or download, eighteen downloadable AJET journal articles, one course project, and six exams. Additional course books and DVDs are required reading/viewing. Your hospital library may have these available, or you may want to invest in a copy for your professional library. 20 ACE credits awarded for successful completion of the course.
Books/DVDs to purchase: "Epilepsy in Our Experience: Accounts of Health Care Professionals" edited by Steven Schachter, 2008, $19.95, available for purchase from the Epilepsy Foundation, www.epilepsyfoundation.org; DVD - "Seizure First Aid,” $16.95, available for purchase from ASET www.aset.org; "EEG Clinical Correlations: Epilepsy" – Journal Reprint Series, $22.00; "EEG on DVD – Adult: An Interactive Reading Session" by Richard P. Brenner, Demos Medical Publishing, 2007, $90.00; "Handbook of EEG Interpretation" by Tatum, Husain, Benbadis, and Kaplan, Demos Medical Publishing, 2007, $46.00.
This course provides an overview of the International Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies, patterns associated with the various forms of Epilepsy, techniques in Epilepsy monitoring, recognition of clinical seizures, non-epileptic events, and disorders that may be clinically similar such as syncope. The course includes many case studies and pattern samples.
EEG 110 EEG in Neurological Disorders - This course provides the technologist with a basic understanding of the neurological disorders commonly seen in patients referred for EEG studies. 20 ACE credits are given for successful completion. This course has four additional required reading materials. Participants will need to have access to these publications in addition to the course materials included in the online course: 1) Clinical Correlation Reprint Series, "EEG Clinical Correlations - Coma, Cerebral Death, Personality Disorders, and the Aging Patient," Second Edition (ASET publication), ASET member price $22; 2) "Clinical Correlations: Infectious, Vascular & Structural Disorders" (ASET publication), ASET member price $22; 3) "EEG on DVD" by Richard Brenner, MD (this interactive windows computer based DVD contains 137 case studies and interactive reading sessions, ASET member price $89; 4) "Handbook of EEG Interpretation" by Drs Tatum, Husain, Benbadis, and Kaplan (this handy pocket-sized paperback contains samples of EEG recordings from patients with neurological disorders, seizure disorders, basic polysomnographic patterns, and brief descriptions of other END procedures (ASET publication), ASET member price $38.
These books/DVD may be purchased through the ASET website (additional shipping cost not included, overnight shipping available upon request with additional associated charge), or you may order directly from the publisher over the Internet. Check your lab or hospital library for these publications. Included within the course are three PDF downloads (125 pages total) of text with illustrations and EEG samples. There are additional articles for download and reading. There is a glossary of terms for download. There is an assignment - a research paper to be submitted to the instructor for grading. The final exam is multiple choice, true/false, and consists of 116 questions.
This course is open for registration. It is a self-paced course and a continuation in the preparation of basic knowledge and skills necessary for EEG technologists. It is an excellent source of continuing education as well as basic skills training. The course contains materials for download and study but additional reading materials are required.
EEG 111 Pediatric and Neonatal EEG - This course instructs the participant in the special techniques used in recording EEG from pediatric and neonatal patients. It covers both normal developmental patterns and abnormal patterns associated with disorders both epileptic and neurological and pediatric syndromes. It also covers variations in normal patterns. 20 ACE credits are give for successful completion of this course.
EEG 112 Board Preparation Review Resources - This course is intended to help the learner prepare to take the credentialing exam (successful completion of this course does not guarantee the learner will pass the credentialing exam). Extensive study is required to prepare, and the learner should set aside several hours a week for six months to one year to adequately prepare for the exam. The questions (500 study questions with the answer sheet and 1500+ in a database for practice exams) and review material (20 handouts) included in this courses will help guide the learner in the appropriate areas of study, and the questions in this review fall under the general topic outline of subjects covered in the credentialing exam. Passing the credentialing exam requires the development of a knowledge base of EEG Technology as well as the development of critical thinking skills. A credentialed supervisor, tutor, or mentor can help greatly in the preparation of a technologist for oral exams, and such a person, or a ACNS certified electroencephalographer should be sought and their help enlisted if at all possible. IMPORTANT NOTE: Purchase of this course is for a limited period. The course begins a one year timer when the purchaser first logs on.
This course is available for registration now. It contains over 1500 practice exam questions and 3 phases of interactive practice exams, which allows the learner to simulate a timed 250-questions exam in preparation for taking the credentialing exam. Also included are study aids and guides to help study and prepare for the credentialing exam. From the time of the first log on, the participants will have 365 days of access to the questions. Study material is in the form of PDF downloads which can be printed or kept on a computer desktop for study. No credit is given since there is no final grade and no new material is introduced. This is a board preparation review tool, and practice exam.
EP 101 Fundamentals of Evoked Potentials - This course has been developed to instruct those performing clinical evoked potentials as well as providing a foundation for intraoperative neuromonitoring professionials in the basics of Evoked Potentials. The course includes all modalities of EP, Visual, Brainstem Auditory and Somatosensory. Instrumentation is included, with explanations of sampling rate, vertical and horizontal resolution, filters, differential amplifiers, averaging of clinical signals, signal to noise ratio, and common mode rejection. Montaging and the difference between near and far field potentials is also included as well as analysis time or time base. Use of the ACNS Guidelines in clinical EPs will be discussed in each modality and the use of universal precautions and patient safety will be addressed for each modality. Criteria for clinical abnormality in each modality will also be discussed. Options for use in surgical monitoring will be discussed in brief. Course Goals: Participants will study the fundamental components of evoked potential testing. Participants will pass the course Fundamentals of Evoked Potentials and receive a certificate of completion and 20 ACE credits.
IONM 100 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology for IONM & Neurodiagnostic Professionals - This course is open for registration. The course is built around the textbook, "Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases" by Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD. You can order a copy of the book on Amazon.com (used or new). Purchase of the book is mandatory, as it is not possible to complete the course without the book. There are fourteen weekly reading assignments, weekly review questions, discussion assignments to participate in, and a lengthy (155 question) final exam that requires essay and short answer responses. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of this course.
This course is an ongoing open enrollment course with a self-paced format. You may begin at any time, and it takes approximately fourteen weeks to complete. If something comes up to delay your completion of the course, you may take more time, just remember that the course will remain open for one year after your first log-on. This course covers basic and advanced neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology for the Electroneurodiagnostic professional. Designed on the level of the neuromonitoring professional, this course gives the participant the foundation in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology required to begin training in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. It is also an excellent preparation for technologists of all levels entering the field of electroneurodiagnositcs. This course covers the central nervous system, brain, and spinal cord, and includes structure, function, blood supply, neuropathways, and basic neurophysiology.
IONM 101 Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring - If you plan to register, you will want to order your copy of the text "Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring," Second edition by Aage Møller, PhD. The text is available through the ASET office and can be ordered online through the website www.aset.org via clicking Education under the pictures at the top of the home page, then Education Products, Order online, Publications, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. The cost of the textbook is $130, plus shipping. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader, a free download, to download PDF handouts as study guides. You will also need a current version of QuickTime Player which is also a free download. The average handout, which is rich in illustrations, requires 3 - 71 MB of free space on your computer to download. Adobe reader is free and can be accessed at: http://www.acrobat-center.com/, QuickTime can be downloaded to PCs and for Mac users at: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/. Dr Moller's lectures are presented in Quicktime movie format, so you will know which slide accompanies his lecture, and the PDF is large and rich in detail, making it is easy to follow along with, and it also can be printed for note taking. If you have questions, email Maggie at email@example.com
This course is self-paced and open for enrollment at any time. Participants will have one year of access to the content. Following the weekly schedule, the course should last three months, but considering the work hours of IONM professionals, some flexibility is built in allowing up to a year to complete the content. Order textbooks in advance from the ASET office in Kansas City. Author for the course is Dr Aage Møller, author of the textbook, and the course instructor is Liliana Garland, BS, CNIM, his teaching assistant. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of this course.
IONM 102 Intro to IONM Part 2 - This course is a continuation of Dr Møller's introductory course in IONM. This course is for the IONM professional who is new to the field, preparing to take credentialing exams, or is in need of continuing education to refresh their skills. This course picks up where IONM 101 ends and includes expanded and more detailed lectures and a review of material covered in IONM 101. Suggested prerequisites are IONM 100 and IONM 101. Upon successful completion of this course, twelve ACE credits are awarded. Content of the course is authored by Aage Møller, PhD, and the content contains QuickTime movie files of his lectures. Instructor for the course is Liliana Garland, BS, CNIM. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of this course.
IONM 103 Communications, Documentation, Medical-Legal & Ethical Issues in IONM - This course is essential for IONM professionals. Beginning students of IONM, as well as seasoned professionals, benefit from the topics discussed and the process of organizing a Policy and Procedure Manual. During the last three assignments of the course, the participants will work as a team with the help of Dr York, to prepare a set of Policies and Procedures for their IONM team. A general template for an END Lab P&P Manual is included in the course.
This course will prepare the neuromonitoring professional for the responsibilities involved in communication with OR staff and surgeons, documentation of IONM records, legal and ethical issues that arise in neuromonitoring, and in the operating room in general. The course includes detailed instructions for producing a Policy and Procedure Manual for the IONM team/department. A guest lecture by Jeff Balzer, PhD, on the development of an IONM Policy and Procedure Manual is included. This course includes issues that may result in litigation, how these issues develop, and how they are pursued in court, including depositions and testifying (if this should arise). Case study examples of medical-legal problems and court cases are presented. Faculty: Don York, PhD, with guest lecture by Jeff Balzer, PhD. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of this course.
IONM 104 Anesthesia in IONM - This course consists of movie lectures by Tod Sloan, MD PhD, who is an anesthesiologist and practicing neuromonitoring profession for many years. Dr Sloan's lectures are fast paced and easy to follow and he covers many aspects of monitoring and the impact of anesthesia, as well as the perspective of the anesthesiologist. Dr Sloan is especially well qualified to provide guidance to neuromonitoring professionals who are seeking to have good relationships with the anesthesia providers with whom they work. This course is a very good continuing education course for CNIM professionals, for use in recertification.20 ACE credits are give for successful completion of this course. There are no additional books or materials needed.
IONM 105 Instrumentation, Artifacts, and Troubleshooting - This is an essential course for IONM Professionals. Troubleshooting skills and a good grasp on IONM instrumentation are the ingredients that set apart excellent IONM professionals from the rest. This is a good course for those new to the field, and those needing a continuing education review course. 20 ACE credits awarded for successful completion of the course.
IONM 106 Getting Started with Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials - This course is self-paced and open to registration at any time. The course includes reading assignments and exams that are open book. The course has an additional week added to the end of the course to complete the final exam. The course is authored by Leisha Osburn, MEd, R EEG/EP T, CNIM, D ABNM. Course Instructor is Ryan Lau, BA, R EEG/EP T, CNIM, CLTM. Some of the articles for reading must be resourced by the participant but a link in included for locating and purchasing these articles online. Content is in the form of PDF downloads within the course. Some articles are also needed to complete reading assignments and if you do not have access to a library where you may be able to find or download the articles, a link to PUB-MED is provided where you can download the articles for a fee. If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Maggie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is open for registration throughout the year. You will be given one year to complete the contents. If you follow the scheduled outline, you should complete your course in aprox. three months. This is an intermediate level course. This course is to introduce neuromonitoring professionals to transcranial electrical motor evoked potential monitoring, various methods, and a historical perspective. This course requires a basic knowledge of IONM practices and procedures. Professionals taking this course should have taken IONM 100-101 or have extensive experience in intraoperative neuromonitoring. 20 ACE credits are given for successful completion of this course.
IONM 107 Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spine Surgery - This course is authored by Jay Shils, PhD. Dr Shils has recorded several hours of lectures covering the IONM of spine surgery. These lectures accompany reading assignments from the text, "Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery" by Vedran Deletis and Jay L. Shils and some readings in "Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring" by Aage Møller, PhD. 12 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of the course.
This course is an overview of IONM in spine surgery. There are six recorded lectures for viewing online or in downloadable QuickTime movie format. To download the movies, viewers need QuickTime Pro ($29). The titles of the lectures are: Intro to IONM in Spine Surgery, Somatosensory Evoked Potentials, Monitoring the Motor Tracts in Spinal and Cranial Surgery, EMG, Anesthesia, and Decision Making in IONM. There are short exams after each lecture. This course is recommended for technologists who are learning the basics of spine IONM, but also it is a fast paced review for CNIMs seeking credits for recertification.
IONM 108 Surgical Techniques and IONM Monitoring in Vascular Surgery - The goal of this course is to provide for the participants training in the basics of vascular anatomy, different types of vascular disease and injury that would lead to surgical intervention, and the basics of monitoring these cases using neurodiagnostic monitoring techniques. This course is for advanced learners in IONM. It covers monitoring in vascular and microvascular surgery, including carotid endarterectomy, AVM, aorta, open heart and aneurysm surgery. Course instructor is Mark M Stecker, MD, PhD, DABNM, FASN. Approximately 10 hours of content and successful completion awards 10 ACE credits. All course materials are contained in the online course. No textbook required.
IONM 109: Skull Base Surgery and Cranial Nerve Monitoring - The goals of the course are to provide training in the basics of intraoperative neuromonitoring in surgeries of the skull base, brainstem, and auditory pathway, as well as those requiring monitoring of any of the cranial nerves. Successful completion of this course earns 20 ACE credits.
IONM 110 Monitoring During Functional Cortical Mapping and Electrocorticography - Course Goal: To prepare IONM technologists with skills to perform the technical aspects of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring during craniotomy procedures requiring mapping of cortical functioning and electrocorticography. *Important: Completion of this course requires extensive reading in the text: Intraoperative Monitoring of Neural Function, Hanbook of Clinical Neurophysiology Vol. 8 edited by Marc Nuwer, MD. 8 ACE credits awarded for successful completion of the course.
IONM Board Preparation Practice Exam - The IONM Board Preparation Practice Exam is and interactive exam in an online format with a database of over 500 questions. Each practice exam randomly extracts 250 of the questions from the question database and sets up an exam with a 4 hr timer.
Access to this practice exam is for 1 year. There are no credits given for this practice exam learning module. As more questions become available, through the development of other IONM learning modules, they will be added to the question database.
LTM 101: Setting Up an LTM Unit by Leah Hanson, R. EEG/EP T.
This self paced online course is designed to provide the participant with the basic steps to beginning a LTM unit for epilepsy monitoring. Basic concepts included are: Setting up an LTM Unit, Physical Planning, Data Recording Equipment, Video/Audio and staff requirements, Policy and Procedures for new service, in-service training and infection control, and reporting processes, realistic expectations and growth planning. This is a good introductory course and a good review for re-certifying technologists. Required reading assignments are taken from the text: Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring by Bruce J. Fisch, MD. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion.
LTM 102 Seizures: This course will review seizure pattern recognition, classifications of seizures, common epilepsy syndromes in adults and children, status epilepticus mental status evaluations during seizures, cortical dysplasia, discriminating between epileptic and non-epileptic development seizures, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients, and setting up an LTM monitoring plan. Environmental and physiological artifact recognition and when possible elimination or monitoring, identification of specific patterns associated with neurological disorders, neurological states and coma status, and special considerations for patients due to age or state are also skills addressed in this course. This course is part of a curriculum designed for preparation for the certification in long term monitoring neurodiagnostic credential.20 ACE credits are given for successful completion of the course.
LTM 103 Ethics, History Taking, and Patient Safety and Interaction: The goal of this course is to prepare the advanced neurodiagnostic technologist for the complex ethical issues that sometimes present themselves in the long term monitoring (LTM) of patients. It also prepares the LTM technologist to take an adequate history, provide a safe environment for the patient, integrate HIPAA privacy regulations into the management of the LTM unit, handle issues of harassment and discrimination and determine those issues that should be reported and to whom. Successful completion awards 3 ACE credits.
LTM 104 Patient Set Up: Phase I, Phase II and Troubleshooting by Mark Natola, R. EEG T. - The goal of this course is to prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist in the advanced skills of performing EEG recording during Phase I, and Phase II evaluation of patients as potential candidates for Epilepsy surgery. Also included are lectures on Wada testing by Marcia Davidson, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, RPSGT, Imaging in Epilepsy by Sherry Nehamkin, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, FASET and Magnetoencephalopgraphy by Susan Bowyer, MD. Reading assignments from Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring by Bruce Fisch, MD are required. 7 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of the course.
LTM 105 Instrumentation in LTM by: Dan Sweeney, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM - This course will instruct the learner in the fundamentals of electrode function and connection methods, instrument amplifier components and functions, digital video and audio functionality, computer networking and data storage basics, LTM review equipment functionality, power support and equipment life cycle management. Also discussed will be QEEG basics and advanced topics, and QEEG measures in the ICU. Successful completion awards 20 ACE credits.
LTM 106 Data Management in LTM by: Anthony Bell, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM - This course instructs the participant in the following topics dealing with the management of data in LTM and ICU monitoring units: Scanning, Pruning, Cropping, Clipping, Spike/seizure detection, Trend analysis, Editing, Archiving, Storing. 4 ACE credits are given for successful completion.
LTM 107 Continuous EEG Monitoring in ICU by: Anita Schneider, R EEG/EP T,CNIM - This self paced online course instructs the participant through video lectures and reading assignments on the topics of subclinical seizures, technical aspects of cEEG, managing a cEEG program, therapeutic hypothermia in adults, children and neonates, monitoring patients with traumatic brain injury with seizures, and neurological assessments, neurotelemetry and trending of QEEG in the ICU. This course is designed to provide clinical and technical education as well as instruction for the student to use in developing and/or working in an ICU/cEEG program. 20 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion.
LTM 108 Long-Term Monitoring for Epilepsy: This course is designed to prepare the participant with skills needed to provide long term monitoring for epilepsy, including recordings from scalp and implanted grid, strip and depth electrodes that have been surgically placed. This course includes the role of the LTM technologist and the IONM technologist who are likely to be one and the same, taking the patient from the LTM Unit, to surgery for placement of electrodes and/or surgical removal of tumor or epliptogenic focus, and monitoring post surgery. Successful completion awards 10 ACE Credits.
LTM 109 - Board Preparation and Practice Exam for LTM - This course is intended to help the learner prepare to take the LTM credentialing exam. Successful completion of this course in no way guarantees that the learner will pass the credentialing exam. Extensive study is required to prepare and the learner should set aside several hours a week for 6 month to 1 year to adequately prepare for the exam. The questions and review material included in this courses will help guide the learner in the appropriate areas of study, and the questions in this review fall under the general topic outline of subjects covered in the credentialing exam. IMPORTANT NOTE: Purchase of this course is for a limited period. The course begins a 1 year timer when the purchaser first logs on. The practice exam can be taken over and over and contains over 500 questions in a database. No ACE credits.
NCS 101 Introduction to Nerve Conduction Studies and Terminology - This is an introductory course to NCS and Terminology. It is designed to provide the participant with a baseline set of 130 terms to help prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist to add nerve conduction studies to their technical skills and prepare them for taking the board exam in NCS. The course awards 2.5 ACE credits for successful completion.
NCS 102 Anatomy and Neurophysiology - by: Don York, PhD - This course contains both basic and advanced neuroanatomy and neurophysiology for the Neurodiagnostic professional. This course gives the participant the foundation in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology required to begin training in Nerve Conduction Studies. It is also an excellent preparation for technologists of all levels entering the field of Neurodiagnositcs. Course content includes the central nervous system, brain, and spinal cord. It will include both structure, function, blood supply, and neuropathways. It will also cover basic neurophysiology. This course is helpful to those entering the field or those already working in the field requiring a refresher or more in depth study in neuroanatomy. Successful completion will award 20 ACE Credits.
NCS 103 Basic Principles of NCS and Instrumentation by: Brian Markley, R. EEG/EP T., R.NCS.T. - This NCS online course is designed to help prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist to add nerve conduction studies to their technical skills and help prepare them for taking the board exam in NCS. This course awards 6 ACE credits for successful completion and the content is basic NCS instrumentation including basic electrical concepts, and fundamentals of nerve conduction instruments.
NCS 104 Technical Aspects of Upper & Lower Ext NCS
by: Meledy Kise, R.NCS.T., CNCT - This course is designed to develop skills to perform basic upper and lower extremity NCS studies with an understanding of the basic anatomy and neurophysiology, instrument setting, measurement techniques, electrode placements, muscles and nerves involved in the testing and testing procedures. Completion of this course awards 10 ACE credits
. Text book:
(required for the NCS courses) - Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders
by Preston and Shapiro Link to purchase text from publisher
NCS 105 Technical Aspects of Facial and Blink Reflex - This NCS course is designed to help prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist to add nerve conduction studies to their technical skills and prepare them for taking the board exam in NCS. 12 ACE credits are awarded for successful completion of the course.
NCS 106 Entrapments and Trauma to the Peripheral Nervous System by: Janet James, R. EEG T., R.NCS.T., CNCT - Learning Goals: Develop skills to perform evaluations using NCS for nerve entrapments and traumatic injuries to peripheral nerves. A review of the upper extremity NCS procedures is included with evaluation of median, ulnar and radial and distal proximal neuropathies and other trauma. Distal and proximal neuropathies and injuries in the lower extremities. Also included is a detailed description of the brachial plexus and lumbar plexus. Challenging case studies will be presented to develop discriminatory skills of the technologist. Successful completion awards 20 ACE Credits.
NCS 107 Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System -
The course awards 20 hrs of ASET ACE credits.
The course content includes 136 pages of reading assignments in "Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders, 2nd Edition"
by David C. Preston, MD and Barbara E. Shapiro, MD, PhD. Video lectures on the topics:
Plexopathies; Inherited Peripheral Neuropathies; Metabolic Peripheral Neuropathies; Infectious/Inflammatory Peripheral Neuropathies; Generalized Peripheral Neuropathies; Radiculopathies; and Motor Neuron Diseases.
NCS 108 Neuromuscular Junction Diseases & Repetitive Stim
by: Jerry Morris, R.NCS.T., MS - This NCS course is designed to help prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist to add nerve conduction studies to their technical skills and prepare them for taking the board exam in NCS. Required textbook
: Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders
by Preston and Shapiro. Available on the ASET website through a link to the publisher or on Amazon.com. Link to purchase text from publisher.
Completion of this course willl award 20 ACE Credits.
NCS 109 Overview of Basic EMG for the NCS Technologist - Course Goals: To identify the reasons why an electromyogram (EMG) is performed including assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis. This course will prepare the NCS technologist to define EMG and how it complements the nerve conduction study, identify the basic elements of the EMG recording in quiet muscle and during minimal and maximal contractions of the muscle, and recognize motor unit conditions such as anterior horn cell diseases, ALS, poliomyelitis, and many other diseases. 1 ACE credit awarded for successful completion. Textbook required: Johnson's Practical EMG, 4th Edition by Pease, Lew, and Johnson (Fourth edition). Available at Amazon.com or Link to purchase text from publisher.
NCS 110 Set Up and Administration in EMG/NCS Lab: by Dorothy Gaiter, MHA, R. EEG T., CNCT - This course provides instruction in the set up and establishment of a NCS/EMG lab. Topics covered are physical lab set up, personnel requirements, standards for establishing procedures and performance, AANEM Lab Accreditation, considerations such as pacemakers and infection control. This is a basic, introductory course for those entering the field, establishing new labs or those recently promoted to a supervisory position in an EMG/NCS lab. Grading is based on a 55 question final exam. Successful completion of this course awards 3 ACE credits are given for successful completion.
NCS 111 Troubleshooting, Pitfalls, Difficulties, & Anomalies in NCS: This course is designed to help the technologist develop skills in troubleshooting the NSC instrument, develop skills needed to resolve difficult NCS testing, and recognize anomalies and variations of normal nerve pathways and adjust the NCS test appropriately. Text book: (required for the NCS courses) - Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders by Preston and Shapiro. 6 ACE credits awarded for successful completion. Link to purchase text from publisher.
NCS 112 Study Guide, Board Prep Reviews and Practice Exam - This set of over 300+ NCS practice exam questions along with handout materials for study, is designed to help prepare the neurodiagnostic technologist to add nerve conduction studies to their technical skills and prepare them for taking the board exam in NCS. One year access to the practice exam and study guide materials and the practice exam can be taken multiple times.