NDT 101 Introduction to EEG • 6 Cr.


Introduction to the field of EEG and its use in medicine and surgery. Emphasizes: patient hook-up, history taking, and handling of patients. Technical principles in actual operation of a laboratory are introduced in the classroom and applied in the clinical area of EEG. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program. Previously ENDT 101. Either ENDT 101 or NDT 101 may be taken for credit, but not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a professional image as an ND technologist
  • Investigate legal and ethical issues related to the field of NDT
  • Evaluate the effects of activation procedures during the EEG recording
  • Evaluate brain activity to interpret if EEG is normal or abnormal
  • Recognize and define sleep stages seen in adults and children
  • Compile patient history to help enhance the quality of performing an EEG
  • Practice principles of patient safety, HIPPA guidelines, and infection control
  • Measure and apply electrodes using the 10-20 system in a timely manner
  • Record an EEG following ACNS guidelines
  • Prepare a basic data sheet summarizing patient's history and proper documentation
  • Recognize non-physiological artifacts vs. physiological artifacts and document on recording
  • Evaluate EEG abnormalities with neurological conditions