Nurse monitoring

Nurses

The nightly patient monitoring is performed by nurses from the Philippines. All nurses have official qualifications and are trained in seizure detection. The nurses are supervised and their performances are frequently tested.

There are two additional aspects, which we believe are important to ensure a consistent monitoring quality:

  • A low number of patients per nurse. On a regular basis an individual nurse does not monitor more than four patients simultaneously. Only under exceptional circumstances, e.g. a colleague calling in sick, a nurse may take care of a higher number of patients temporarily.
  • A close and trusted relationship between nurse on the one hand and patient and caregiver on the other. From the start two nurses are assigned who monitor a patient on a rotating shift schedule. Over time the nurses become very familiar with the specific patient situation and understand well the individual seizure signs. Caregivers have the opportunity to give detailed instructions for a customized monitoring process.

Filipino nurses are known for being well trained and very dedicated to their patients. Their qualifications are internationally recognized and many nurses work abroad for hospitals or in families.

Benefitting from different time zones

Working with nurses located in the Philippines also allows to benefit from different time zones. When parents go to bed in North America, it is afternoon in the Philippines. Night-time in Europe means early morning in the Philippines. Monitoring during daytime means that nurses are rested and find it easier to pay full attention.

Monitoring Process

Attractive employment opportunities and fair pay

epiNightNurse.com is aimed at reducing night-time risks for epilepsy patients and making the lives of caregivers easier. This is what the service is built for. However there are also side benefits, as epiNightNurse.com brings attractive employment opportunities to an emerging economy. Differences in purchasing power between the developed and emerging world make it possible to pay nurses fairly while offering an affordable surveillance service to patients in North America and Europe. epiNightNurse.com pays salaries above minimum wage standards for the Philippines.