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Cross Training
Best Practices > Professional Standards/Best Practices

ASET Position Statement
 
Cross Training
 
ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society recognizes that an institution may not have sufficient demand to employ a discipline-specific Neurodiagnostic Technologist on staff. Therefore, ASET supports the concept of the multi-competent and cross-trained individual only when the following criteria are met:
The individual providing the Neurodiagnostic Service must:
  1. have more than one year of Neurodiagnostic education and a minimum of one year of Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) clinical experience to render testing without the direct supervision of a senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist to comply with the “Minimum Educational Requirements for Performing NDT Procedures”, as published by ASET; and
  2. meet ASET’s published competencies for the procedure being performed (available through www.ASET.org under “Best Practices”), as determined by the interpreting physician; and
  3. must maintain skill level based on appropriate regulatory and annual requirements by the employing facility.

ASET position statements reflect best practices for the profession, with ASET encouraging and promoting adoption of these within hospital laboratories, but they are not legal or regulatory requirements.