“The brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good,” – Carl Sagan
In the Neurodiagnostic profession we get pretty comfortable working around brains. We record the brain’s activity, sometimes directly on the surface of the brain with the help of neurosurgeons. However, we are often so busy with the details of work and home life that we rarely have time to challenge our minds and think about our own brain’s power.
At this time of year, you probably have a long list of gifts you plan to give to your loved ones and friends: an “X-box” for a son, a pair of gloves for an aunt, a batch of cookies for your neighbor...
But what about a gift for you? A gift for your career growth, for your self-esteem and for your mind…
I get phone calls from technologists all the time, who tell me that they meant to study for a credentialing exam and never got to it. Then something changes at work and now they are under pressure to get that R. EEG T credential! So, I suggest not waiting until it could be your job on the line. Take your time and begin accumulating meaningful education now. If you have passed an exam and have a credential, you will likely need CEUs to recertify.
Just a reminder: The ABRET R.EEG T. credential will no longer be a lifetime credential in 2023. Everyone who is an R. EEG T, will need to acquire CEUs to maintain the credential. Those whose credentials were previously considered “lifetime” will need to submit documentation of 30 hours of continuing education on appropriate topics, related to EEG. Here is a link to the ABRET website information about acceptable continuing education: http://abret.org/certificants/recertification/acceptable-continuing-education/
So, no matter where you are on the career ladder, an ASET educational resource would be a good thing for your mind. Think about signing up for one of our 2019 webinars, or a recorded webinar on a topic of interest!
We will be offering the 2019 Spring Seminar in Atlanta, GA on April 27 & 28, to include two courses running for two days, concurrently: “EEG Boot Camp” and “LTM Academy”. The 2019 Fall Seminar will be in Albany, NY, on October 19 & 20, offering the “EEG Boot Camp” and “Advanced EEG & LTM” courses. Our 2019 Annual Conference will celebrate ASET’s 60th anniversary and the program will offer an amazing array of diverse and meaningful discussions to stimulate your professional growth. If you can’t travel but want to accumulate more than 10 continuing education credit hours, consider an ASET on-line course! Our on-line course developer, Maureen Carroll, has put a great deal of thought and effort into improving the learning experience with new graphics and tools such as interactive exercises built into the courses.
I read the recent ASET Facebook entry regarding what we have to be thankful for. I have always been thankful that I discovered the profession of “EEG Technologist” back in 1978 and I have always felt that this was the perfect fit for a job for me! I loved getting to spend quality time with patients, and getting to talk with them during set-up. I loved the variety of EEG finding, never quite knowing what I would see when the recording began. I love the variety of tasks and patients throughout the day. I loved seeing the actual workings of the brain, otherwise totally hidden! What a privilege! Give it some thought: What are your thankful for?
Please contact me directly if you would like to know more, or have questions about a specific educational product. And have a happy and peaceful winter holiday season!