The 5 Golden Rules of VEEG
- Answer and/or return any phone calls you receive from Stratus. Call hours are between 7AM – 9PM in your specific time zone. A Technician could be calling you because they noticed that an electrode is loose, you are not on camera, or for another important reason.
- Call the 24/7 monitoring helpline with any questions/concerns you have during your test. 877-234-6562.
- Stay in front of the cameras as much as possible. If this is the only thing you remember to do, please try to always stay in view of the cameras. Your physician expects you to be on the camera 80% of the day, or days of your test. This means that other than the times when you are taking care of personal hygiene, you should remain on camera, this includes daytime and night time hours. The more you are off camera the greater the opportunity is for the test to miss one of your episodes and could result in the entire test needing to be completed again.
- Fill out your event logs. During the test set-up process a technician helped you fill out the patient paperwork, which included the patient push button log sheets. Please make sure to fill out the logs with all the symptoms you experience during an episode such as, what you remember, feel, see, and smell. When a technician comes to remove the equipment, they will collect the logs. The more details you can provide, the better. Your physician will review your logs along with the video EEG recording to determine a diagnosis.
- Stay hydrated, cool, and try to refrain from activities that may cause you to sweat. Do not workout, take a shower or bath, or go outside in the rain. If the EEG equipment gets wet, you risk shocking yourself and destroying the equipment. Also do not tap or scratch your head as these actions cause the electrodes on your scalp to become loose and your VEEG data could be affected. Do not chew ice or gum either as these movements can affect the recording as well.