NCS 209: NCS Troubleshooting and Overview of Basic EMG
This course is designed to help the technologist develop skills to troubleshoot the NCS instrument; resolve difficult NCS testing; recognize anomalies and variations of normal nerve pathways; list technical factors affecting nerve conduction study results; minimize the effects of technical factors; define the common anomalous innervations affecting nerve conduction studies; recognize the physiological factors that can influence NCS measurements; recognize the effect of electrode placement and application on nerve conduction studies; describe the effect of instrument settings on NCS measurements; recognize anomalous innervations when performing NCS. Technologists will also be introduced to EMG testing for the purpose of understanding how the NCS and EMG compliment each other.
ASET CEUs: 10
Author: Brian Markley, R. EEG/EP T., R.NCS.T., CNCT, FASET
Required Text (not included with this course purchase): Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders by Preston and Shapiro 2nd or 3rd edition.