This program trains individuals to work in the following fields: cerebral electrophysiology, cardiac electrophysiology, labyrinth electrophysiology, neuromuscular electrophysiology, evoked potentials, polysomnography and other related areas of specialties.
Medical electrophysiology technicians are responsible for conducting a variety of examinations based on a medical referral. Their tasks consist mainly of adequately preparing the patient as well as capturing, recording, processing and analyzing bioelectrical data and providing results in a detailed technical report.
This report, which contains any and all relevant data, is then forwarded to the physician who evaluates the information in order to make a diagnosis or determine what form of treatment the patient should receive.
Medical electrophysiology technicians must frequently adapt their examination processes to suit variable conditions as well as the specific patient being treated and the suspected pathology. They must also use all appropriate measures to ensure that the examination is carried out in the required fashion.
This particular occupation is not entirely governed by the Professional Code. However, certain acts performed by technical personnel are included as part of this code, in laws and regulations as well as in the standards of the practice. Work is mainly carried out in hospitals, medical clinics and research laboratories (hospital and university).
Electrophysiology technicians must be members of the Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec.