Obtaining a technically satisfactory EEG can present many challenges. This workshop, presented by a Registered EEG Technologist (ABRET) and the inventor of ECI Electro-Cap, will teach practical application tips for obtaining the highest quality EEG possible. Emphasis is on the practical with hands on demonstrations of quick and easy electrode cap application, how to easily obtain low electrode impedances, handy patient management techniques for the tense and restless, common perils and pitfalls in EEG recording, and recognizing and reducing artifacts “on the fly.”
This workshop, taught by a Registered EEG Technologist (ABRET) with over five decades of clinical and research EEG experience, is designed to help more efficiently evaluate the data and to feel confident that QEEG analysis and database reports contain valid information. The clinical value of the EEG pattern will be stressed with numerous examples being shown.
Questions to be explored include: What are the best types of electrodes? What makes a particular EEG pattern normal or abnormal? How does one determine whether a particular waveform is artifact or cerebral activity? What is the important difference between a neurological inefficiency and a neurological abnormality? What recording techniques will give the greatest chance of revealing a “hidden” neurological problem? How do drugs influence the EEG and what can be done about it? When must you refer a client to a neurologist?
Participants are encouraged to bring interesting and problem EEG data for group discussion.
Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Feel comfortable in quickly applying the Electro-Cap and reduce impedances to appropriate levels.
2. How to manage the client for optimal EEG data.
3. Recognize and correct artifacts as they occur during the recording process.