May 1, 2014

Volunteers needed to undergo EEG for student training in Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

The Neurodiagnostic Technology Program is seeking at least 50 volunteers to undergo electroencephalograms (EEGs) as the current class of students begins their clinical practice. They are looking for volunteers of all ages and genders to help them practice performing this procedure.

Riki Rager, R. EEG T., B.S., FASET, director of the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program, notes that an EEG is a non-invasive diagnostic test considered safe for people of all ages and health conditions. These volunteer tests will be used only as practice for the students and are not clinically interpreted.

As the students have already begun their clinical practice, volunteers may sign up immediately. Interested persons should contact Rager directly, either by email at riki.rager@vanderbilt.edu or by phone at 615-322-6298. If leaving a message, she asks prospective volunteers to provide their name, contact information and the best time for them to be reached. They will then be contacted to schedule an appointment.

The Neurodiagnostic Technology Program is one of six Allied Health programs offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It focuses on training health care professionals to record, monitor, and analyze nervous system function and is used in the diagnosis and management of many neurological diseases and disorders. In fact, Governor Bill Haslam recently recognized the profession of Neurodiagnostics in Tennessee by dedicating a week for the appreciation of Neurodiagnostic Technologists.

Link to Program Website: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=end