Epilepsy
Intended for healthcare professionals
RCN continuing education Previous    

Epilepsy

Annette Russell Senior Nurse Manager, National Society for Epilepsy

This article explores the problems presented by this common, but misunderstood condition. It relates to UKCC professional development categories: Care enhancement and Patient, client, family and colleague support

Aims and intended learning outcomes

This article aims to increase nurses' knowledge of the clinical and social sequelae of epilepsy, and to review treatment options.

After reading this article, the nurse should be able to:

Identify the most important causes of epilepsy

Recognise and distinguish the various types of seizure

Be aware of common diagnostic techniques

Understand the methods of managing the different types of seizure

Understand the indications and side-effects of some common antiepilepsy drugs

Be aware of the psychosocial effects of epilepsy.

Nursing Standard. 10, 32, 49-75. doi: 10.7748/ns.10.32.49.s54

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or