EEG

Patient Care

Goals: The fellow will be able to recognize and provide appropriate treatment for various epilepsy syndromes as well as the treatment of status epilepticus.

Medical knowledge

Goals: The fellow will understand the basic principles of EEG from electrode placement, amplifiers, and digital signal processing. The fellow will be able to determine common EEG artifact, benign variants, normal background patterns in awake, drowsy, sleep in pediatrics and adults.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Goals: The fellow will be diligent and thorough in hand-offs. He/She will maintain a professional demeanor during all interpersonal communications. His/Her communications with treating providers will be effective in regards to EEG findings and interpretation of these findings within the clinical context of patient.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Goals: The fellow will be involved in improving the quality of the care of epilepsy patients and others with critical neurological illness through QI projects, scholarly activities, and/or participation in weekly multi-disciplinary EEG/epilepsy conferences which include peer-review and practice improvement.

Professionalism

Goals: The fellow will be professional in verbal communications and in timely reporting of EEG studies and notes.

Systems-Based Practice

Goals: The fellow recognizes that he/she is part of a treatment team and participates within the treatment group effectively. The treatment groups including neurology/neurocritical care, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and EEG technologists.

Objectives and Evaluation Matrix

As with all of the individual rotations described in this section, the specific objectives of the continuity clinic are reflected in the entrustable professional activities and individual milestones. These form the basis for the fellow’s evaluation, which is completed by his or her clinic attending twice each year. (Please see the section End-of-Rotation Evaluations above for the list of milestone abbreviations).

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