An Update on EMUs and the NAEC Standards

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has produced standards for the accreditation of epilepsy centers. In particular, “The Guidelines for Essential Services, Personnel, and Facilities in Specialized Epilepsy Centers in the United States – Revised 2010 Guidelines” are the basis for the criteria that NAEC uses to accredit level 3 and 4 epilepsy centers. […]

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Current Practice of Pediatric and Neonatal ICU EEG Monitoring

Guidelines for pediatric and neonatal ICU EEG monitoring are available to provide direction to pediatric epileptologists and neurocritical care physicians. However, the implementation of these guidelines and current practice varies widely between different healthcare settings.  There is demonstrated value from the identification and treatment of seizures with regards to the overall outcome for these children. […]

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PNES: Not Everything That Shakes is a Seizure

Some patients exhibit behaviors that at first glance appear to be seizure related. However, there can be other causes and driving factors that result in these real symptoms and behaviors. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) can be easily misdiagnosed and are often misunderstood and therefore treated incorrectly. Dr. Selim Benbadis, Director of the University of South Florida /Tampa […]

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CEEG in the ICU – Impact on Outcomes

In this 50-minute free webinar, Dr. Sahar Zafar, a Neurointensivist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, presents current information on the impact of Continuous EEG Monitoring on the functional outcomes of critically ill patients and guidelines for its use.

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