Infant and Pediatric Polysomnography
|Course Name||Infant and Pediatric Polysomnography|
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain what is meant by EEG, and identify what use these tests have in relation to neonates.
- Identify which “abnormalities” can be identified when doing an EEG on neonates.
- Discuss how neonatal EEGs can be used both as diagnostic and prognostic tools.
Course InformationBefore we begin discussing the intricacies of Neonatal EEG, let’s begin with a brief review of just what an EEG is and what information can be obtained from these studies.
A polysomnogram consists of a simultaneous recording of multiple physiologic parameters related to sleep and wakefulness. The interaction of various organ systems during sleep and wakefulness also is evaluated.