Statement of Professional Ethics
Neurodiagnostic Technologists, as members of an allied health profession, must strive as individuals and as a group to maintain the highest of professional and ethical standards. The following statements are standards to guide Neurodiagnostic Technologists in their professional activities. These standards are not laws but codes that are fundamental to responsible delivery of patient care.
In performing their professional activities, Neurodiagnostic Technologists shall:
- Act in the best interest of the patient, keeping the health and safety of the patient in mind at all times.
- Obtain appropriate education and expand their knowledge and skills by actively pursuing continuing education opportunities and committing themselves to life-long learning.
- Perform only those procedures or functions in which they are independently competent and that are within their scope of practice.
- Maintain professional integrity by avoiding circumstances where there may be compromise of professional conduct or where incidence of fraud, deception, and conflict of interest may arise.
- Respect human dignity by providing services and interacting without discrimination with regard to race, culture, sex, age, disability, religious belief, socio-economic status, disease process, or any other basis.
- Maintain confidentiality and divulge no information that is of a sensitive nature relating to the patient, family, or situation, disclosing information only according to policy or as required by law.
- Assess situations, exercise care and discretion, exhibit judgment, and accept responsibility for professional decisions, while providing the highest quality patient care.
- Establish collaborative relationships with colleagues as members of the healthcare team, support the Neurodiagnostic profession, and maintain a positive public image.
Additionally, it is recommended but not required, that all technologists demonstrate and maintain their professional competence by completing national examinations for registration or certification and maintain their professional credentials as required.
Adopted by ASET’s Board of Trustees
Modified August 2003