ASET Supports Global Outreach in Uganda

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ASET is pleased to announce a unique international endeavor to help Neurodiagnostic educators at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago connect with their counterparts at CURE International in Uganda.  

CURE International is a Christian non-profit organization that operates a global network of eight children’s hospitals, providing world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities.

ASET donated enrollment for 8 CURE Medical Officers to participate in the 13-course ASET Core EEG Curriculum. The program was launched on Monday, June 14, under the direction of Erik Padilla, MBA, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, FASET, ASET Board of Trustee and Director of Neurodiagnostic Services, and his team at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The participating Neurodiagnostic educators are Mariana Vicenteno, R. EEG T., CLTM; Khrystyna Moskalyk, R. EEG T., CLTM; and Bianca Casaubon, R. EEG T., CLTM. They will be meeting with the CURE students twice weekly to provide ongoing instruction using the ASET online courses and training on EEG procedures using donated EEG equipment.

“There is only one pediatric neurologist in Uganda,” said Dr. Sandi Lam, Neurosurgery Division Head at Lurie Children’s. “The CURE Uganda team is excited to elevate the level of care they can provide to epilepsy patients in the region and the country. By working with the team, they are developing unique knowledge and sustainability for this amazing hospital that provides excellent neurosurgery care to children in the region. This is a game-changer for those living with seizures. For instance, there are over 1,000 children being treated with medicine for seizures in the hospital’s area who have never received an EEG or imaging study of the brain. It is possible that a majority can be cured or well-controlled with appropriate medical treatment or surgical options. By building up EEG capability, the team can identify patients who will benefit from epilepsy surgery.”

ASET is committed to growing a qualified workforce and equipping Neurodiagnostic technologists and educators with the tools they need to succeed. Our greatest interest is improving patient safety by promoting professional competence in the U.S. and internationally.  The ASET Core EEG Curriculum, as well as online courses in other modalities (NCS, LTM, IONM, and Evoked Potentials), are being used by individuals and/or groups in many hospitals for staff development purposes. The courses have proven to be a successful training solution to build staff and accomplish individual credentialing goals. For more information, contact Maureen CarrollBS, R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, CNIM, FASET, Online Learning and Development Manager.

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