Implementing Quantitative Electroencephalogram Monitoring by Nurses in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Erica Prendergast, DNP, RN, PNP-AC, Michele Grimason Mills, MSN, RN, Jonathan Kurz, MD, PhD, Joshua Goldstein, MD, Andrea C. Pardo, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Apr 01, 2025

Topics: Neurology, Technology

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Non-convulsive seizures occur frequently in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and can be impossible to detect without electroencephalographic monitoring (EEG). Quantitative EEG (QEEG) uses mathematical signal analysis to compress data, monitoring trends over time. Studies have shown non-neurologists can identify seizures using QEEG, however there is limited data on clinical use. Our study implemented bedside QEEG and educated nurses on the use of QEEG for seizure detection.


  • Describe the background and fundamentals of quantitative EEG (QEEG).
  • Identify three methods and avenues of education to implement QEEG at the bedside.
  • Compare two strengths and limitations of implementing QEEG at the bedside with experiences described by other institutions or manuscripts.

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