The role of patient companions in long-term video-EEG monitoring


Dericioglu N. , ALBAKIR M., SAYGI S.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, vol.9, no.2, pp.124-127, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/seiz.1999.0341
  • Title of Journal : SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-127

Abstract

In developing countries it is difficult to have full-time dedicated nurses in Epilepsy Monitoring Units (EMU). Our one-bed EMU is within the Neurology Service and is adequately staffed during daytime working hours only. So we created a new model where the patient's companion was asked to press a nurse call button, allowing the examination of the patient by the nurse. In this study we aimed to understand how patient companions behaved and which factors influenced their behaviour.