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


Dericioglu N. , ALBAKIR M., SAYGI S.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, cilt.9, sa.2, ss.124-127, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1053/seiz.1999.0341
  • Dergi Adı: SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.124-127

Özet

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.