The routine care of any newborn infant admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) involves monitoring respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygen saturations and blood pressure. However, recently it has been considered important to use amplitude integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) to monitor brain function where encephalopathy or seizures are suspected.
Measurement of electrical brain activity is recognised to have prognostic significance in severely ill newborns with altered consciousness levels. Duration and severity of abnormalities of aEEG tracings are highly predictive of subsequent neurodevelopmental outcome.
This online course will teach you about the background of aEEG, the difference between electroencephalography (EEG) and aEEG, the clinical applications of aEEG, as well as the set up and interpretation of aEEG.
There are five short modules, including video tutorials of aEEG set up.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
The course is suitable for all doctors in General Paediatrics or Neonatology.