(2) Check the patient's medication history for drugs that may interfere with
test results, and report positive findings to charge nurse.
(d) Other sedatives.
Approach and identify the patient.
(4) Interview the patient to determine his/her knowledge of the purpose of
the electroencephalogram procedure.
(5) As indicated, explain to the patient the specific purpose of the
(6) Explain to the patient events which will occur prior to the
(a) Food or fluids need not be restricted.
(b) Tell the patient when and where the test will be performed, and who
will do it.
Patient will be transported to electroencephalogram clinic.
Explain to the patient events that will occur during the procedure.
(a) Patient will be asked to relax in a reclining chair or lie on a bed, and
electrodes will be attached to the scalp.
Assure the patient that the electrodes will not cause electrical
(c) If needle electrodes are used, the patient will feel pricking
sensations when they are inserted.
(d) Before the recording procedure starts, the patient is instructed to
relax with the eyes closed and remain still.