Electroneurodiagnostic Technology


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Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program

The Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program offers courses designed to provide students with the education, technical skills, and clinical experience necessary for a career as an EEG Technologist. EEG Techs are healthcare professionals who apply electroencephalography, a recording of ongoing neural electrical activity, to assist physicians in treating neurological and seizure disorders. EEGs evaluate the function of the nervous system and may be performed on all patient populations from neonate to geriatric and for a variety of durations from 30 minutes to multiple days. According to the U .S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of electroencephalography will grow 23% by 2024, representing a critical need for credentialed professionals at all levels of certification.
This program provides didactic lecture and skills laboratory instruction as well as hands-on clinical experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings through the University of New Mexico Hospital Neurodiagnostic Lab. The successful graduate will be able to apply and record EEGs, provide appropriate patient care, evaluate and describe normal and abnormal neural waveforms, and maintain equipment as crucial members of a comprehensive medical team. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the board exam for national certification through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). Passing this national exam will result in a Registered EEG Technologist (REEGT) credential and qualification to progress to expanded levels of neurodiagnostic testing.