epilepsy: fit for practice?
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epilepsy: fit for practice?

Craig Galloway Third-year students on the Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (Learning Disability branch), Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, University of Sheffield
Elaine Bloomer Third-year students on the Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (Learning Disability branch), Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, University of Sheffield
Alex McClimens Non-clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield

More accurate recording of seizures by practitioners, and family and carers can save lives, say Craig Galloway and colleagues

At some point in their lives, most practitioners will have witnessed someone having an epileptic episode. Epilepsy is one of the commonest neurological conditions with a prevalence in the general population of around five per 1,000. According to Brodie and Schachter (2001) this equates to roughly 50 million sufferers worldwide. The condition occurs across all socio-demographic groups and in other animals, too.

Learning Disability Practice. 9, 2,16-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.03.9.2.16.c1653

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