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Recognition and management of seizures in children in emergency departments

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Seizure is defined as ‘a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, which usually affects how a person appears or acts for a short time’. Children who have...

The individual with epilepsy

31 July 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Epilepsy is a global condition, affecting at least 50 million people (Reynolds 2001). Judith Lanfear provides an overview of the classification, treatment and...

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

28 July 2012

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key role in supporting the child and the family and ensuring that important...

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

01 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Continuing professional development

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key role in supporting the child and the family and ensuring that important...

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

03 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key role in supporting the child and the family and ensuring that important...

Understanding the pathophysiology behind febrile convulsions

11 March 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The most common background to hyperpyrexia and convulsions is immaturity of the child’s physiological reactions to infection, so an understanding of the...

Monitoring nocturnal seizure in vulnerable patients

01 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Just Checking is an evidenced-based tool used in dementia care in many UK health authorities. It uses infrared sensors to produce 24-hour charts showing...

Management of febrile convulsion in children

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The causes of febrile convulsions are usually benign. Such convulsions are common in children and their long-term consequences are rare. However, other causes of...

Living made easy

14 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Specialist nurses are using telemedicine to transform services for patients with epilepsy in remote rural and island communities. They provide solutions to social as...

Death in the shadows

30 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

Many people with epilepsy are not aware of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), which is responsible for at least 500 deaths a year in the UK. Campaigners...