Global Initiatives Task Force
Chair: Trei King, BA, R. EEG T., CNIM
The year 2020 has already gotten off to a great start. Your Global Initiatives Task Force is beginning to identify areas where ASET can make an impact in global outreach. We hope this will create opportunities for ASET members to be able to contribute and even participate in global outreach. There are already some people and organizations involved in global outreach, but there are still so many areas in the world that do not have the training, expertise, equipment and supplies needed to perform Neurodiagnostic testing for those who need it. In fact, there are many areas in the world that do not have access to any Neurodiagnostic procedures at all. ASET can make a difference by utilizing the wealth of knowledge and expertise of our membership. We hope to be able to open up opportunities for you to become involved in 2020.
Task Force Members: Teguo Daniel Djoyum, BS, R. EEG T., CNIM; Emily Kale, BS, R. EP T., CNIM;
Magdalena Warzecha, R. EEG/EP T.; Connie Kubiak, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, FASET; Mary Betinis, R. EEG T.; Adam Kornegay, MBA, LPN, R. EP T., CNIM, FASET; Elizabeth Mullikin, MA, MPA, MNM, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, FACHE, FASET; Pat Trudeau, R. EEG T., CLTM, FASET
Staff Liaison: Brian Sullivan, BS, MS, Membership Director
Chair: Nicklous D. Morrisette, R. EEG T., CNIM
During the last quarter of 2019, the Membership Committee addressed a need by successfully adding a new member. We are very excited to have Christina Newell, R. EEG/EP T. on the team! She brings a wealth of experience and new perspectives which we are all excited to utilize. Welcome Christina!
The committee reviewed the questions submitted for the upcoming membership engagement survey and has decided to focus on identifying any possible barriers to using all of the benefits of Society membership. Brian is working on finalizing the survey questions and then the survey should be complete. Additionally, Brian and I collaborated on developing a membership ad for the March Journal issue. The ad selected keeps in line with a “retro theme” to help commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Journal. The ‘I am ASET’ video continues its journey through post-production and we are very hopeful and excited to see a finished product that we can finally share with everyone!
In closing, I think we have a very strong roster of volunteer leaders working on this committee. As a result, I have started the process for us to take on a larger project that I believe will be beneficial to all of the members of the Society. We are just in the beginning phases of planning but I am confident that we have all of the pieces in place to get something noteworthy accomplished. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
Committee Members: Anna Costina, MHA, R. EEG T.; Christopher Moses, R. EEG T.; Christina Newell R. EEG T.; Magdalena Warzecha, R. EEG/EP T., CLTM
Staff Liaison: Brian Sullivan, MS, Membership Director
Chair: Christine Scott Blodgett, MA, R. EEG/EP T., CLTM, FASET
The Research Committee (RC) conducted a survey of the 2019 ASET Annual Conferees to participate in a long-term monitoring survey about staffing ratios in their prospective facilities. The results were reported to the ASET Board of Trustees during their 2020 Mid-Year Meeting. The RC will work to expand on this survey and invite a larger audience to participate in order to determine current practices nationwide.
The RC continues its work to create an LTM simulation room at future ASET, ACNS and AES conferences to identify best practice tech to patient ratios for LTM monitoring. We are currently seeking counsel and/or collaboration in this effort with ACNS’ CCEMRC to determine the best path forward to obtain appropriate IRB approvals.
Additionally, the RC continues to monitor NDT-related employment ads to determine the qualifications, education and experience employers are seeking, and to provide a clear understanding of NDT-related employment trends/opportunities to support the development of new school programs, clinical support sites and licensure regulation to protect our Scope of Practice. The committee has collected biannual and quarterly data since October of 2016 and are working to develop a publication to share our findings in either ASET News or The Neurodiagnostic Journal. Stay tuned!
Please note that we are currently looking for another committee member to join our busy team. If you are interested and have experience in research, please let us know!
Committee Members: William J. Bosl, Ph.D.; Andrew Ehrenberg, BS, R. EEG T., CNIM; Margie Dieter-Murphy, R. EEG/EP T.; Brian Galdis, BS, R. EEG T., CLTM; Todd Ham, BS, R. EEG T., CLTM; Rebecca Khozein, MBA, DOM, MS, R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, R.NCS.T.; Jacob Myers, BS, R. EEG T.; and Jie Zhang, BS. R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, FASET
Staff Liaison: Anna Bonner, BA, R. EEG T., RPSGT, Director of Publications
ASET Standards & Practices Committee
The Standards & Practices (S&P) Committee welcomes new member, Danielle (O’ Donoghue) Pierce, R. EEG T., CLTM. She has been the Neurodiagnostic Technologist Manager with NeuroTech since 2016, completed a certificate in NDT in 2014 and has five years of experience in the field. Welcome Danielle! We also announce the resignation of Marion Zakrzewski, R. EEG T., R. NCS. T., RPSGT, from the committee. Thank you, Marion, for all your dedication, time and hard work in support of the S&P’s projects.
The S&P recently developed a position statement regarding the emergent use of wireless EEG devices, a BOT directive, and sought support by ACNS. The BOT approved of the statement, which is published in this newsletter and will be published in the June issue of The Neurodiagnostic Journal.
The S&P continues its work reviewing and updating the ASET job descriptions, national competencies, and 30-, 60-, and 90-day evaluation checklists. We developed job descriptions for a Neurodiagnostic Information Systems Analyst and Autonomics Technologist I, II and Specialist, and the 30-, 60-, & 90-day evaluation checklists and national competencies for autonomics, which the BOT approved during their 2020 Mid-Year Meeting in Kansas City, MO.
The S&P also developed LTM/cEEG technical reporting guidelines and designed an LTM/cEEG Technologist Report Template (thank you, Petra Davidson!) that includes the requirements by the AMA for EEG Technologist Documentation for monitoring. The guidelines and templates will be shared with Dr. James Riviello of Texas Children’s Hospital for review and input, as well as with the ACNS Guidelines Committee for additional comment before publication.
The S&P are working on many projects:
- Updating LTME & ICU/cEEG 30-60-90-day evaluation checklists and competencies for adult and neonate patients
- Developing NCS Specialist I and II documents (job descriptions, evaluation checklists and competencies)
- Organizing a workgroup to design competencies focused on Ambulatory EEG and remote EEG monitoring
- Updating Evoked Potential documents (job descriptions, evaluation checklists and competencies)
And finally, we also are seeking two new members to join the S&P Committee. These projects are keeping us quite busy!
As always, we seek your feedback and look forward to meeting the needs of our membership. Please feel free to contact Erik Padilla and/or staff liaison, Anna Bonner, for inquiries and suggestions because we want to hear from you!
Committee Members: Susan Agostini, R. EEG/EP T., CLTM, FASET; Petra Davidson, BS, R. EEG/EP T., CLTM, FASET; Rebecca Khozein, MBA, DOM, MS, R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, R.NCS.T.; Trei King, BA, R. EEG T., CNIM; Pat Lordeon, R. EEG T., FASET; Trista Myers, R. EEG T.; Cheryl Plummer, BS, R. EEG T., CLTM, FASET; Kasie Sargent, R. EEG T., CNIM
Staff Liaison: Anna Bonner, BA, R. EEG T., RPSGT, ASET Director of Publications
Volunteer & Leadership Development Committee
Co-Chair: Adam Kornegay, CNIM, ASET President-Elect
Co-Chair: Lindsay Joslyn, R. EEG T.
Lindsay Joslyn is excited to be a Co-Chair alongside ASET President-Elect, Adam Kornegay. Currently, Lindsay is the Systems Educator for the Hartford Hospital Neurodiagnostic Department in Hartford, CT.
Working with a fantastic team of ASET volunteer leaders, Lindsay and Adam are excited to achieve the primary charge of the Volunteer & Leadership Development Committee – to identify and foster development of volunteers and future leaders for the organization, including development, refinement and improvement of the ASET/ABRET Leadership Academy.
The ASET Volunteer and Leadership Development Committee will be working on reviewing and potentially modifying the existing ASET/ABRET Leadership Academy modules. The goal of this year-long review is to keep the Leadership Academy modules current, educational and relevant to the ASET/ABRET leaders of tomorrow.
Staff Liaison: Brian Sullivan, MS, Membership Director
The ASET CEU committee is always working hard to keep up with the demand. Despite cancellations to many programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this hasn’t changed. We are currently allowing those who have submitted their applications to use their fees to cover a future date/program. Please email the Executive Office if you are hosting a program that may be impacted by the current health situation we are facing. We know CEUs are important to our members and will continue to monitor the situation
Committee Chair: Meredith Milton, AAS, R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT
Committee Members: Emily Kale, BS, R. EP T., CNIM; Tina Miller, BS, CNIM; Richard Vogel,Ph.D., DABNM, FASNM; Magdalena Warzecha, R. EEG/EP T., CLTM
Staff Liaison: Olivia Cottingham