C218 - Critical Care EEG Monitoring

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG), Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Suzette LaRoche MD, FAAN
Description: This course will review important aspects of continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring in critically ill patients. This will include a review of clinical indications as well as practical considerations for implementation of cEEG. Interpretation of cEEG in the critically ill presents unique challenges compared to routine EEG, so faculty will explain how to identify seizures and differentiate from other periodic and rhythmic patterns as well as artifacts. Quantitative EEG analysis is being increasingly used for detection of seizures and other acute changes but is relatively new to many neurologists, so faculty will review basic QEEG concepts and clinical use in critically ill patients.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to recognize appropriate patients who may benefit from cEEG monitoring, appreciate the nuanced interpretation of cEEG data and differentiate seizures from other periodic and rhythmic patterns as well as recognize the value and limitations of quantitative analysis of cEEG and apply this to their practice settings.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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