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  1. Educational Opportunities in Neurodiagnostics How to gain END knowledge, keep up on the latest developments, or earn and keep your certifications

  2. Education is an Ongoing Process • Education to begin our career • Education to achieve certifications • Education to keep certifications • Education to learn about new developments in our field Where do we turn?

  3. Beginning a Neurodiagnostic Career Find a program: • Look for CAAHEP-accredited programs at www.caahep.org • Some programs only include EEG, others are inclusive of sleep, EPs, IOM and/or nerve conductions

  4. Accredited Programs in Indianapolis • Clarian Health END Program • Seated 18-month program • www.clarian.org and search for END • Crozer-Chester Affiliation • Online 2-year program • www.crozer.org Education>Allied Health • Clinical site must sponsor student • St. Vincent Indianapolis is currently an affiliated clinical site – must be accepted by Crozer

  5. Achieving Certifications • Benefits of passing board exams • Verifies competence • Increases job security • 75% receive pay increase or promotion • Insurance reimbursement may start to require technologists to be credentialed • This is the standard at many facilities – a requirement for hiring

  6. How to Prepare? • Find out who offers the exam • ABRET – www.abret.org R. EEG T., R. EP T., CNIM • AAET - www.aaet.info R. NCS T. • BRPT - www.brpt.org RPSGT • What is on the exam? (outline)

  7. Sample Handbook / Outline http://www.ptcny.com/PDF/EEG2006.pdf

  8. How to Prepare? • Look for “Board Prep” courses • Many provide both written and clinical practice • Purchase Practice Tests • ABRET www.abret.org • ASET www.aset.org • Ask for Help • Ask others who have taken boards • Practice on family, friends, associates

  9. Keeping Certifications Current • Find out the requirement for keeping your credential and when it will need to renewed • Request credits to be awarded for any educational event, i.e. in-services, lectures, etc. • Keep track of your credits! • Some may be used for multiple credentials

  10. Opportunities for Continuing Education • Meetings (like this one!) • Usually credits are requested in advance, just fill out the paperwork • Professional Organizations • Online education, seminars, etc. • Medical Journals – many offer quizzes • In-hospital training • Relevance to field may be required • Make sure to document in accordance with the accrediting body

  11. Keep Track! http://www.abret.org/files/ceuform.pdf

  12. Let’s look at some specific offerings… • ASET – National Society www.aset.org • Larry Head Institute - Independent www.larryheadinstitute.com • Knowledge Plus - Independent www.eknowledgeplus.com