Kids Video EEG Guide
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An online photo preparation guide for families by a Child Life Specialist.

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When you are finished with the Video EEG monitoring, the technician will take off your bandage. The wires will then come off your head when the technician puts a strong smelling cool liquid on your head or loosens them in some places by hand. Some kids like to close their eyes during this part to keep their eyes clean from the liquid.

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After the bandage and wires come off, it feels lighter on your head. Sometimes the cleaning liquid smells.

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When you go home, all the extra sticky stuff in your hair will come off with lots of good shampoos and baby oil.

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Some kids play alot of games during all the time they spend having the Video EEG. What do you think you'd like to do? Many kids like to play video games. It's possible to ask your caregiver to pack some of your favorite toys or stuffed animals to bring with you and take home. Most kids wish they could take the video game center home with them when they leave. Guess what...the video game center is shared by all children who come for their Video EEG and stays at the hospital! The Child Life Specialist will bring it to the next child to play with during their stay. When you go home, you'll have plenty of your own toys waiting for you!

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Now you're done. You did a great job! If you have any questions, please ask the Child Life Specialist or your nurse. We are all happy to help you.

We hope that this guide helped you to better understand what happens when you come to the hospital or Epilepsy Monitoring unit for your Video EEG.