Seizure

Overview

4.7 out of 5 (6 Reviews)

Credits

2.00

Post Assessment Questions

26

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

120 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 physicians.

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.
  • Explain the importance of improving care coordination among the interprofessional team in enhancing the delivery of care for patients with seizures.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology

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  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 survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CME/CE 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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