The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with seizure disorders and how they affect people living in the community living environment. The anatomy and function of the nervous system is discussed. This course engages the learner in discovering different types of seizures including those that are not related to epilepsy. Information is provided about signs and symptoms, triggers and care interventions that can be provided to a person with seizures. Diagnostic tests, treatments, and when a seizure is life threatening is discussed.
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse. Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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