Paediatric EEG (SPS222)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Plan, prepare and perform EEG recordings, accurately measuring electrode sites, site electrodes using recommended placement system, and differentiate between artefact and physiological occurrence in paediatric patients
  2. Interpret the data and produce high-quality reports with respect to paediatric EEG
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Control infection risks in accordance with departmental protocols

2 1

Minimise risks and hazards in compliance with health and safety policies

3 1

Gain informed consent for each type of investigation

4 4

Plan and prepare for the recording of a paediatric EEG

5 1

Record a paediatric EEG, to include activation procedures identifying and rectifying the non-pathological features of paediatric EEG recordings

6 2

Annotate and interpret a paediatric EEG recording, recognising the normal features (wake and sleep) and abnormalities in paediatric epileptic syndromes and other conditions requiring EEG

You must complete
3 Case-based discussion(s)
2 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Prepare paediatric patient for EEG recording DOPS
Perform hyperventilation DOPS
Perform photic stimulation DOPS
Record resting EEG in paediatric patient DOPS
Record sleep EEG DOPS
Analyse the results of an investigation and write a factual report DOPS
Conduct an infection control and health and safety assessment appropriate to the investigation DOPS
Take a patient history OCE
Measure head according to a recognised system and apply electrode to within 5mm accuracy OCE
Explain hyperventilation in a style appropriate to the patients level of understanding and obtain appropriate consent OCE
Explain photic stimulation in a style appropriate to the patients level of understanding and obtain appropriate consent OCE
Identify and eliminate or minimise artefacts (biological and physical) OCE
Accurately annotate changes in the patients stage and their EEG OCE
Annotate normal and abnormal features in the patients EEG OCE
Explain the procedure in a manner appropriate to the age of the child and any special needs they may have OCE