Conducts electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Diagnostic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Measures patients' body parts and marks locations where electrodes are to be placed.
- Attaches electrodes to patients using adhesives.
- Monitors patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
- Conducts tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
- Explains testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
- Indicates artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
- Adjusts equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
- Sets up, programs, or records montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
- Measures visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (Eps) to determine responses to stimuli.
- Conducts tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.