Mary Kay Bader RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, FNCS, FAHA of Mission Hospital discusses how her hospital implemented an evidence-based workflow to improve patient care for post cardiac arrest patients and align with the new Joint Commission standards. Attend to hear why prompt EEG after ROSC is included in the AHA Guidelines as part of a multi-modal post cardiac arrest care protocol and how rapid EEG can help you better manage post cardiac arrest patients while improving the hospital’s bottom line.

Ceribell Clarity detected NCSE and Persistent Seizure Activity was Aborted.

Dr. Stephan A. Mayer presents on Cardiac Arrest and Emergency EEG

Ceribell Clarity detected NCSE in cardiac arrest patient, and the real-time monitoring of medication effectiveness enabled tailored treatment regimens

Seizures occur in up to 25% of critically ill neurologic and cardiac patients and the majority are non-convulsive seizures that can only be detected with EEG. Time to treatment is critical for clinical outcome. 2020 AHA guidelines recommends prompt EEG for patients after ROSC, and Neurocritical Care guideline requires EEG be initiated within 60 minutes. Ceribell Rapid EEG can be set up by any healthcare provider within minutes and Clarity offers 24/7 continuous bedside EEG monitoring and alert.

Dr. Jake Adams presented on:

– Patient risk for seizure after cardiac arrest
– The implications of prolonged seizure/status in this patient population
– Implementing the guidelines for prompt EEG in a community setting
– Case review and impact

Jake Adams, DO
National Tele-ICU Director – Sound Critical Care
Northern California

Dr. Jake Adams, is a Critical care physician (Intensivist) in the Northern California Bay Area. He finished his Critical Care Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and has diverse experience providing on-site and remote critical care services to various patient populations across the US. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals and holds adjunct clinical professorships at Touro University, California Northstate University and Creighton University School of Medicine. He serves as the National Tele-ICU Director for Sound Critical Care.

“Many cardiac arrest patients who survive the initial event will eventually die because of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in the setting of neurological injury… Thus, much of post-arrest care focuses on mitigating injury to the brain.” -Circulation. 2020;142(suppl 2):S366–S468. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000916

Prompt EEG is recommended for post-cardiac arrest monitoring and prognostication. Download the guidelines here.

Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, FCNS, is Director of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology Services at Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery (pending) at New York Medical College.

Dr Mayer earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in critical care neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is board certified in neurology and was a founding member and is a past-president of the Neurocritical Care Society.

Dr. Mayer has published more than 275 original research articles, 200 review articles, 370 abstracts, and written 8 books, including the most recent edition of Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology. His work in helping victims of severe brain injury has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the book Cheating Death, by CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Andrea O. Rossetti, MD is the Director of the EEG/Epilepsy Unit at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Switzerland. He received his medical degree from the University of Bern and trained in Lausanne, Bern and Lugano.

After a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Prof. Rossetti returned to Lausanne, where he has been in charge of the Epileptology / EEG Unit since 2007 and senior physician since 2008.

Prof. Rossetti is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne. His main areas of clinical research include the evaluation of the prognosis of acute coma, the diagnosis and management of prolonged seizures (status epilepticus).

Prof. Rossetti has published 211 peer-reviewed articles (121 as first or senior author), and written 12 book chapters and 2 books.