Seizures

WebPage_SeizuresSeizures 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.

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Acknowledgements:  Rajani Vairavanathan, MD (Author), Carly Ng, MD (Peer Reviewer)