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The History and Celebration of Neurodiagnostic Technology Week

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Updated April 14, 2024. The information contained in this blog is current and accurate as of this date.
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Recognition is important, especially in your profession. Healthcare is a field that deserves acknowledgment for how essential it is for the community's well-being. Many roles have special weeks during the year that highlight their work in keeping patients happy and healthy. Neurodiagnostic technology is one of them, and Neurodiagnostic Week honors the work done by these important members of the healthcare community. Keep reading to learn more about the history of this profession, along with some ways you can celebrate these professionals this year.
 

When Is Neurodiagnostic Week in 2024?

Neurodiagnostic Week procedure demonstration with technologist and patient


Neurodiagnostic Week is April 14-20, 2024

We celebrate neurodiagnostic technology every day, but this year, the field gets its time to shine from April 14 to 20, 2024. This year focuses on advocacy, with advocacy options starting at the personal level and advancing into the community and professional realm. This week allows technologists, healthcare professionals, and community members to come together and learn more about this amazing field while also taking a moment to recognize and celebrate the effort put forth by those in this role.
 

History of Neurodiagnostic Week

EEG test brain wave pattern


The history of Neurodiagnostic Week starts with neurodiagnostic testing. With the first electroencephalogram developed in 1929, the field of neurodiagnostic technology was born. This technology was one of the few neurodiagnostic tools of its time and helped bridge the gap until computed tomography (CT) scans made their way to the healthcare industry. CT scans and these types of EEG procedures continue to help diagnose countless seizure disorders, brain tumors, degenerative brain changes, and other diseases that involve the nervous system and the body's electrical activity.
 

Ways To Celebrate Neurodiagnostic Week

Neurodiagnostic Technology Week audience applauds in celebration


With such an impressive history, acknowledging this field means celebrating all the patients these professionals have helped. There are numerous ways to celebrate Neurodiagnostic Week, and incorporating many ways to highlight it can make teams feel appreciated and valued. The following are some ways to celebrate this week:

Host a Lunch and Learn

Knowing about this field is half the battle. Hosting a "lunch and learn" to explore this field further with healthcare providers and the community can educate others about its value. This event can also allow your team to examine the focus of this year's theme, which is advocacy. Another benefit of this type of event is the opportunity for teams who rarely interact to network and build strong cross-functional relationships. This can have a positive impact on the team members and the organization.

 


Share on Social Media

Social media is a great way to connect with the community and raise awareness. You can join other practices and communities celebrating this week with custom social media tags. This method can serve the organization in two ways. First, it's a simple way to recognize the neurodiagnostic technologists within the organization. Second, it can encourage people to conduct additional health research and even facilitate offline healthcare-related services or events.

Offer Customized Gifts

Giving customized gifts to your neurodiagnostic team, other healthcare professionals, and the community can raise awareness while celebrating your team and their hard work. It might be as simple as posting your social media tags on a pen or offering bags, drinkware, and clothing with your logo or slogan. This can help you find a gift option that best suits the organization, celebration intent, and budget.

Decorate Your Lobby

What better way to recognize the team's efforts than by displaying them for all to see? Decorating for this week can range from putting up simple banners to displaying past EEGs the team has performed — after removing all identifying information, of course. This not only helps others learn more about this profession but also shows the team that their work is understood, recognized, and appreciated.

How will your team celebrate Neurodiagnostic Week? With many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless. No matter which route you take, it's important to recognize your team's efforts and the essential work they do. Their work has lasting impacts on the health of the community.


  1. "Neurodiagnostic Week," American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists — The Neurodiagnostic Society, https://www.aset.org/ndweek/.

  2. "[Hans Berger (1873-1941) — the history of electroencephalography]," National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16334737/.

  3. "Social Media Use for Health Purposes: Systematic Review," National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8156131/.

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