Sleep and Long-term Monitoring (SPS222)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Prepare, plan and perform multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) and/or polysomnography (PSG)
  2. Prepare, plan and perform videotelemetry and/or ambulatory EEG recordings
  3. Factually report on the results from MSLT and/or PSG
  4. Factually report on the results from video telemetry and/or ambulatory EEG recordings
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1,2

Control infection risks in accordance with departmental protocols

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2 1,2

Minimise risks and hazards in compliance with health and safety policies

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3 1

Plan and prepare for the sleep investigation (multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and/or polysomnography (PSG)

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4 2

Plan and prepare for long-term monitoring and/or ambulatory EEG recording

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5 1,2

Explain the procedures for investigations to the patient and address any questions they may have relating to the procedure, including the process after the procedure and how the patient will be informed of the results

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6 1,2

Gain informed consent for each type of investigation

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7 1,2

Accurately measure electrode sites and site electrodes usingrecommended placement system for EEG, electro-oculography (EOG) and sub-mental muscle, electrocardiogram (ECG) and respiratory etc as required

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8 1,2

Perform the investigation (MSLT and/or PSG, ambulatory EEG and/or videotelemetry)

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9 3,4

Recognise normal EEG features (wake and sleep) and abnormal EEG features observed in epileptic syndromes and sleep disorders

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10 3,4

Produce a factual report from the investigations performed (MSLT and/or PSG, video telemetry and/or ambulatory EEG recording) pertinent to the investigation required

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You must complete
3 Case-based discussion(s)
2 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Perform multiple sleep latency test or polysomnography DOPS
Prepare, plan and perform video telemetry and/or ambylatory EEG recordings DOPS
Perform ambulatory EEG or long term monitoring DOPS
Factually report on the results from mulitple sleep latency tests (MSLT) and/or polysomnography (PSG) DOPS
Factually report on the results from video telemetry and/or ambulatory EEG recordings DOPS
Minimise risks and hazards in compliance with Health and Safety policies DOPS
Obtain patient history OCE
Obtain informed consent OCE
Apply electrode/transducers according to local procedures OCE
Analyse and sleep score multiple sleep latency test or polysomnography OCE
Analyse and write factual report on ambulatory EEG or long term monitoring OCE
Measure electrode sites and site electrodes using recommended placement systems for EEG, EOG and sub mental muscle, ECG and respiratory ets as required OCE
Apply electrode/transducers according to local procedures taking into account factors require for patients to keep electrodes on safely for prolonged periods OCE
Explain procedure and the risks and benefits with respect to the patients comorbidities and medication to the investigation to obtain written and informed consent OCE
Remove all electrodes and transducers safely and causing patient minimal discomfort OCE
Plan and prepare for long term monitoring and/or ambulatory EEG recording DOPS