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Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

17 Jan 2022

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17 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

A seizure represents the uncontrolled, abnormal electrical activity of the brain that may cause changes in the level of consciousness, behavior, memory, or feelings. Convulsive concussion, convulsive syncope, movement disorders, rigors, sleep-related events, or psychogenic non-epileptic spells are all in the differential diagnosis of an event. Seizures can classify as partial or generalized. In a partial seizure, the most common seizure type in adults, one area of the cortex activates first and may manifest through simple symptoms such as a motor or sensory phenomena. Generalized seizures result from diffuse cortical activation at seizure onset or generalization of partial seizure activity. This activity discusses the evaluation and management of seizures and explains the interprofessional team's role in improving outcomes for patients with this condition. This activity examines when this condition should be a consideration on differential diagnosis and how to evaluate it properly. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with this condition.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of seizures.
  • Review appropriate workup of a patient with seizures.
  • Summarize drug treatment options for continuing seizures.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Seizure

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This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.75 Contact Hours.

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  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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