How can you ensure comfort and compliance when performing an EEG for a pediatric patient?
Acquiring an accurate EEG for pediatric patients has historically been limited by several obstacles, including uncontrollable movement during testing, which can lead to inaccurate results.
Often patients with behavioral issues, sensory challenges, or autism find it difficult to sit still while the electrodes are applied, especially those with acute anxiety issues who may find the process of measuring, preparing, applying EEG electrodes, and sitting still for prolonged periods distressing.
EEG techs must work quickly and, in some cases, repeat steps several times to ensure correct electrode placement, which is critical to obtaining accurate results.
In such cases, the parent and tech must work together to keep the child happy and relaxed, and maintain electrode placement during the prep and test to ensure successful results.
Reducing prep time can significantly benefit both pediatric patients and technicians.
With 23 pre-gelled electrodes arranged to ensure correct placement, NeuroCap reduces prep time while keeping the patient comfortable. Quick and comfortable electrode placement markedly reduces anxiety and fear in the pediatric population for greater compliance.
By utilizing NeuroCap for your pediatric patients, you are providing rapid, comfortable, reliable EEG testing to ensure precise neurological assessments.
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