Seizures are a common presenting complaint to the Emergency Department and account for 1-2% of all ED visits. Prompt assessment and management of the seizing patient is critical as prolonged seizures can result in permanent brain injury. Status Epilepticus is associated with 20% mortality. This module will discuss an approach to seizures in the ED and review the pharmacological agents used to terminate seizures.
Acknowledgements: Rajani Vairavanathan, MD (Author), Carly Ng, MD (Peer Reviewer)