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EEG and cEEG in the NICU

With such a high prevalence of neurological complications in neonates, effective neonatal brain health monitoring is essential.

Brain health monitoring in neonatal intensive care units helps track the changes that affect patient outcomes

EEG in the NICU can monitor:

  • Clinical and subclinical seizures
  • Medicine titrations
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intubations
  • Surgical recovery

To simplify EEG in the NICU, use simple measurement tools like a head cap. Reduce the number of electrodes. Customize your unlimited study types for specific NICU settings, and use intuitive, easy-to-learn software with visual notifications. Start the study with a single click, and remotely monitor multiple patients.

EEG in the NICU may detect a variety of issues


Evaluate cerebral function


Identify clinical and sub-clinical neonatal seizures and monitor the effects of treatment


Reduce misdiagnoses of sub-clinical seizures

Provide early assessment of outcome following HIE, IVH or stroke

Provide early identification of pre-term brain injury

Provide early evaluation of cerebral maturation

“All preterm babies should be monitored and all asphyxiated term babies should be monitored at 12 – 24 – 72 hours, since this is the critical time in the baby’s life – seizures, HIE and IVH usually happen in the first three days.”


Professor of Perinatal Medicine Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden

Who should we EEG? Anyone whose brain is at risk. If a baby is in the NICU, then monitor that baby

Arc EEG in the NICU may help determine and monitor

  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Seizures | Status Epilepticus
  • Preterm Infants
  • Low Apgar Score
  • Asphyxia
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Intubated Infants
  • Epileptic Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Epileptic Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Sepsis
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Kernicterus
  • Comatose
  • Congenital Diseases, especially Cardiac Anomalies
  • Surgical Recovery, especially Post Cardiac Surgery
  • Brain Death Diagnosis

Why use Arc EEG in the NICU?

Arc offers two solutions for NICU EEG monitoring with video: Arc Essentia and Arc Apollo+. Both can be cart-mounted or hardwired into a room, and both offer 32 channels of quality EEG. Apollo+ also has a 64-channel amplifier option.

Arc EEG software Sentinel Monitoring allows you to remotely monitor multiple patients on one central computer, receive audible and visual event notifications, control cameras, enter events, and view and review EEG and video.

EEG is the only real-time brain function parameter. Cadwell Arc EEG:

  • Is very sensitive for changes in brain function, hypoxia, and ischemia
  • Is inexpensive, especially compared to CT, MRI, and ICP
  • Is non-invasive, with no radiation or other risks
  • Can be monitored continuously for days or weeks
  • Is portable and can easily be moved between patients
  • Efficiently captures and delivers the data needed to enable detection of clinical and sub-clinical seizures, and to monitor seizure treatment   
  • Is the vital sign of the brain in the ICU

For accurately measuring, analyzing, and reporting brain function in the NICU, Arc EEG is useful for NICU staff, Neurophysiologists, and their most precious patients.

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