Do you lack confidence when using your hospital's aEEG monitor?

Do you constantly fear making a mistake?


✔︎ Master Neonatal aEEG effortlessly and affordably!

✔︎ Get support when you need it!

✔︎ Build your clinical competence and confidence surrounding the daily, clinical uses of neonatal aEEG in the NICU!





With this 8-module ONLINE Training Course your team can master bedside brain monitoring effortlessly and affordably, without traveling to conferences or reading a pile of books!

Module 1: aEEG - What is it? When to use it? and on Who?

▶︎ A review of EEG terminology and aEEG processing.

▶︎ aEEG - What it is, what it isn't!

▶︎ Beyond HIE and Cooling - When to go find your aEEG monitor.

▶︎ Tick-tock, tick-tock - How long should you monitor with aEEG?

▶︎ Avoid the most common mistakes when writing your clinical protocol.


Module 2: Dividing Up the Workflow of aEEG - From Application to Documentation 

▶︎ Discussion of the five roles and responsibilities of aEEG in the NICU.

▶︎ The five most critical considerations for optimal sensor selection.

▶︎ aEEG Sensor application tips and tricks.

▶︎ How to use my quick step approach for complete documentation.

▶︎ Talking with parents about aEEG.

▶︎ Billing for aEEG – Myth or Reality?


Module 3: aEEG Interpretation - Term and Preterm Infant Considerations 

▶︎ A quick and easy approach to aEEG assessment.

▶︎ Pattern recognition versus voltage limits – which is best?

▶︎ Basic features of premature infant aEEG tracings.

▶︎ Significance of inter-burst intervals.

▶︎ aEEG assessment scales in the literature.


Module 4: The Significance of Sleep, Symmetry, and Stability 

▶︎ The significant and identification of Sleep-Wake Cycling.

▶︎ Common Causes of aEEG Background Asymmetry.

▶︎ Implication of Short and Long-Term Stability of aEEG patterns.


Module 5: Pitfalls of Seizure Detection and Common Artifacts 

▶︎ The basic features of seizure recognition on EEG and aEEG.

▶︎ Limitation to using aEEG for seizure detection.

▶︎ Don't be fooled - Common artifacts and interference revealed.

▶︎ Seizure detection algorithms – current and future option.

▶︎ Subclinical seizures: “To treat or not to treat?” That is the question.


Module 6: Cooling, Surgery, and Other Special Circumstances 

▶︎ The importance of EEG/aEEG during therapeutic hypothermia.

▶︎ Considerations for the peri-operative neonate.

▶︎ Pre-Op baseline monitoring with aEEG.

▶︎ Correlation to MRI findings and long-term prognosis.

▶︎ Using aEEG for rare neonatal conditions.


CEU CREDIT: This session has been approved for 8 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit by CA BRN CEP# 15417.  The CE credit may be reciprocal in other states and for other disciplines. It is the student's responsibility to investigate and confirm eligibility.


REFUND POLICY: No refunds are permitted for digital courses.

Bonus - NIRS Workshop

Watch this BONUS lecture from our Small Baby Course about using Neonatal NIRS at the bedside and NIRS cases, plus Q&A session!

OUR GUEST FACULTY:

Dr. Valerie Chock, Neonatologist from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford and NICU Nurse Katie Fedor, from Tampa, Florida provided a 2 hour session on the practical use of NIRS in the NICU along with in-depth live Q&A from the live participants. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

After this session, you will feel inspired to use NIRS in your daily NICU practice and equipped with cutting-edge information to develop your own NIRS program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

PART 1 (DR. VALERIE CHOCK)

1) List two clinical scenarios when NIRS monitoring may be useful in the preterm, ELBW population
2) Describe two approaches to managing abnormally low cerebral NIRS values in the ELBW population

PART 2 (KATIE FEDOR, BSN)

1) Identify a situation where NIRS monitoring has provided important clues to the status of a fragile infant
2) Identify how NIRS monitoring might look different for different populations in the NICU (small baby, cardiac, HIE)


CEU CREDIT: This session has been approved for 2 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit by CA BRN CEP# 15417.  The CE credit may be reciprocal in other states and for other disciplines. It is the student's responsibility to investigate and confirm eligibility.


REFUND POLICY: No refunds are permitted for digital courses.


DISCLAIMER:  The information in this course is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent disease but is for educational purposes only.  The listener assumes all responsibility for using this information in clinical practice and holds Synapse Care Solutions and related entities and owners harmless.