Patients with epilepsy
For epileptic patients living independently, it is a good idea to use electrical devices with time locks and to consider the security of the home. It is important to ensure that the patient is safe and cannot injure themselves during a seizure. Read more tips and advice on living independently with epilepsy.
Providing prompt and adequate aid is crucial but also a challenge, especially at night when supervision is difficult and seizures can go undetected. While nocturnal seizures can also lead to unsafe situations and serious consequences, including a SUDEP. This is a cause for considerable concern to many care professionals. The use of a detection and alarm device is therefore essential. Read more about the risks of epilepsy.
Reduces the burden of care
Recent clinical studies showed that NightWatch registered nine out of ten clinically urgent nocturnal seizures. This leads researchers to believe that its use could reduce the number of SUDEP deaths among patients with epilepsy. As well as increasing your patient’s safety while sleeping it also relieves the burden of care on you. By enabling you to provide adequate assistance at an early stage, the system also reduces the risk of medical complications. It also offers your patient more privacy, as video and sound recordings are no longer necessary. Furthermore, the system can relieve some of the burden on you as a care professional. Experience shows that NightWatch can take away much of the uncertainty that epilepsy brings.
NightWatch also enables data to be read out later via an online portal. This allows you to share the data with the attending physician thus providing relevant insight. NightWatch can be connected to existing nurse call systems and used within existing care processes, which makes it highly user-friendly. This benefits both the quality of care and the quality of life for people with epilepsy.