May 21, 2013

Vanderbilt Neurodiagnostics Program receives accreditation; applications now open for fall 2013

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurodiagnostic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits more than 2,000 educational programs in 23 health science occupations.

The application deadline for the next Neurodiagnostic Program class, beginning fall 2013, is May 31. A maximum of eight students are selected for the 18-month program.

Since it was started in 2011, two classes have graduated from the program and a third is in progress.

Neurodiagnostics is the allied health care profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions. Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments.

The most common neurodiagnostic procedures are the Electroencephalogram (EEG), Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), Polysomnogram (PSG), Evoked Potentials (EP), and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/end or contact Program Director Riki Rager at 322-6298 or riki.rager@vanderbilt.edu.