Epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder, affects over 50 million people globally and 3 million people in the U.S. Over 150,000 new cases are diagnosed every year (Mass General Brigham Mass General for Children [MGBC], 2022). Seizure disorders are a heterogeneous group of disorders that have a common thread of abnormal nerve cell (neuronal) activity that misfire, producing seizures. The course will provide both prehospital emergency medical service (EMS) as well as hospital and outpatient (community) nursing professionals with a high-level overview of seizure disorder knowledge and management.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
Truth Or Myth?
Section 3: Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis
Signs and Symptoms
Ictal and Postictal Activity
History and Physical
Section 4: Classifications and Types
Focal Onset Class
Generalized Onset Class
Unknown Onset Class
Section 5: Pharmaceutical and Other Management
Prophylactic and Long-Term Medications
Alternative and New Medications
Nutritional and Dietary
Section 6: EMS to Community Management
Pre-Hospital: EMS on Scene
Hospital and Discharge Education
Outpatient and Community
Section 7: Clinical Vignette
Section 8: Conclusion
Shalla is a SME/content writer for Relias. She completed her BSN and two undergraduate degrees with top honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shalla earned her dual MSN degrees from Johns Hopkins University with top honors. She also maintains her post-baccalaureate nurse educator certificate. Her tenure encompasses over 20 years of cross-functional leadership and direct clinical roles in healthcare, biopharma/biotech, government affairs, nonprofit patient advocacy & research organizations. Shalla is an accomplished writer, speaker, and published author with global experts. She also sits on scientific, advocacy, & legislative advisory boards. Her subject matter expertise is in rare, orphan, & complex diseases with sub-expertise in rheumatology, immunology, genetics, neurology, and several pediatric diseases.Disclosure: Shalla Newton, MSN, RN, NE-BC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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