Blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels are standard stats that physicians closely observe when a patient is in the intensive
care unit. Thanks to research and advances in technology, it is now possible to add brain activity to that list. The multidisciplinary team at Desert Care Network is proud to utilize critical care EEG monitoring at our ICU facilities. This emerging
technique enables our doctors to constantly monitor and assess brain function through:
The Emergence of EEG Monitoring
EEG, or electroencephalogram, monitoring is a fairly new approach to ascertaining constant cerebral cortical activity. Previously, using an EEG machine in an ICU setting was impractical due to the size and the bulky nature of the equipment. A technician
was required to wheel in the machine, attach it to the patient, run the test for 30 minutes and then an epilepsy specialist was responsible for running a report. It could be a couple of days before the physician was able to analyze it and draw any
conclusions. Now it is possible to provide 24/7 EEG monitoring for the:
Individuals who Suffered a Stroke
Individuals with Head Trauma
Individuals with Potential Epilepsy
The Benefits of Advanced EEG Monitoring
EEG monitoring enables physicians to gain awareness of brain abnormalities. It is capable of providing early findings of unusual patterns or symptoms that might otherwise have gone undetected. It also discovers, in real time, instances of:
Early detection is imperative to gaining insight into a patient’s condition. It also could be the difference that results in the ability to provide life-saving treatment.
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The specialists in neurocritical care at Desert Care Network are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care. You can feel confident that you or your loved ones are receiving the absolute best medical treatment available. Contact us today
to learn more about our facility and the treatments available.