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Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2099.01
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Neurodiagnostic Technologists”.
Also Known As…
- Neurodiagnostic Technologists
- Senior Technologist
- Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
- Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
- Neurodiagnostic Technologist
- Manager, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory & Epilepsy Center (Manager, Neurodiagnostic Lab & Epilepsy Center)
- Lead Neurodiagnostic Technologist
- Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Coordinator
- Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
- Clinical Supervisor, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
- Certified Neurodiagnostic Technologist
- Polysomnography Technologist
- Polysomnographic Technologist
- Neurodiagnostic Technician
- Electrophysiology Technologist
- Electroencephalograph Technologist
- Electroencephalograph Technician
Tasks for “Polysomnography Technician”
- Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
- Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed.
- Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.
- Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
- Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.
- Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
- Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.
- Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.
- Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
- Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
- Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents or other staff members.
- Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests.
- Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
- Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.
- Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
- Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
Related Technology & Tools
- Subdermal needle electrodes
- Surface disk electrodes
- Medical measuring tapes
- Corkscrew needle electrodes
- Subdural grid electrodes
- Differential amplifiers
- Laptop computers
- Protective medical gloves
- Evoked potential measuring systems
- Eye charts
- Depth electrodes
- Signal generators
- Subdural strip electrodes
- Electrode input panels
- Neurophysiologic interoperative monitoring systems
- Electromyographs EMG
- Air dryers
- Portable electroencephalographs
- Computer monitors
- Hypodermic syringes
- Epidural electrodes
- Video recorders
- Electroencephalography EEG amplifiers
- Desktop computers
- Sphenoidal electrodes
- Pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound units
- Electroencephalography EEG equipment
- Wireless encephalographs
- Disposable foam pad electrodes
- Pulse oximeters
- FileMaker Pro
- Scheduling software
- Natus NeuroWorks
- BESA EEGFocus
- Database software
- Web browser software
- Sleep analysis software
- Microsoft Office
- Cadwell Laboratories Easy
- Microsoft Excel
- EEG Portaview
- Microsoft Windows
- Neurofax SpikeDetector
- Neurotronics Polysmith
- MEDITECH software