CMH IS ONE OF THE FIRST IN CLINTON COUNTY TO LAUNCH CERIBELL RAPID EEG BRAIN MONITORING TO OPTIMIZE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS’ OUTCOMES
July 26, 2022
CMH announced the launch of a new Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring program to ensure optimal care is provided for critically ill patients. The Rapid EEG is the first of its kind and provides a vital sign for brain function. Using the new system, clinicians will now have immediate access to EEG information so they can triage at-risk patients in just 5-minutes and monitor patients for treatment optimization.
Critically ill patients are at high risk of harmful brainwave patterns called seizures. The majority of these patients experience a type of seizure that shows no outward signs (non-convulsive) and can only be detected using EEG. If prolonged, non-convulsive seizures can lead to permanent brain injury, higher risk of morbidity and mortality, and longer hospital stay. As a result, guidelines from the Neurocritical Care Society recommend EEG should be initiated within 15-60 minutes when these seizures are suspected. In addition, the American Heart Association 2020 guidelines for post cardiac arrest patients require prompt EEG for seizure diagnosis.
Meeting these guidelines has proven difficult due to the limitations of conventional EEG systems, which were not designed for use in emergency situations. Without Rapid EEG, even top academic centers with 24/7 EEG capability experience a 4-hour wait-time for conventional equipment. When relying on clinical judgement alone while waiting for these complex EEG systems, diagnostic accuracy has been shown to be only slightly better than chance (65%).
The Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring system was developed to address limitations in EEG acquisition and interpretation so patients at risk of seizure can be triaged more quickly. The device consists of a simple headband, pocket-sized recorder with intuitive software, and an on-line portal for remote viewing. Using the Ceribell system, physicians can review EEG data, assess response to treatment and optimize care, all in real-time.
- Ceribell EEG can be set-up by any healthcare provider in just 5-minutes
- Clinicians with no prior background in EEG can triage seizure in minutes
- Automatic monitoring and an alert system enable rapid identification of harmful brain patterns
- Physicians can remotely review the EEG in real-time and assess response to treatment
"Ceribell founders saw that critically ill patients often experience undiagnosed non-convulsive seizure as a result of lack of access to EEG. Some suffered major neurological deficits while others simply didn't make it. It is our mission to ensure no patients suffer unnecessary brain injury as a result of not having prompt EEG. We are excited to see visionary pioneer health care practitioners at CMH adopting the technology and transforming their EEG capability." Jane Chao, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of Ceribell.
The new Ceribell Rapid Response EEG program will provide CMH clinicians with the diagnostic information they need to make informed treatment decisions quickly.