Seizure Disorders - 14-GANN-F3-0031

Seizure Disorders

by Deborah Gruver, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(4.5 / 60 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
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Epilepsy has been shrouded in myth and misunderstanding throughout history. It’s not a single disease entity; rather, it’s a heterogeneous group of disorders that share a common thread — abnormal nerve cell (neuronal) activity that produces seizures. Prehospital intervention begins with assessment, and the assessment of the postictal patient can be critical to a patient’s management. A detailed history will help in determining seizure triggers and types. Through interview and observation, the provider needs to determine the duration of the seizure, what the patient was doing immediately prior to the seizure, what medications are taken, and the time of the last dose.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses, EMTs and paramedics about identification, etiologies, treatment and interventions for seizures, and the patients who have them. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify causes of seizure disorders
  • List current methods of treatment, including medications, surgical interventions and diet
  • Describe appropriate interventions for the acute management of seizures

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTs and paramedics.
EMTs and paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 03/20/2015 to 12/01/2016.

Course Originally Released on: 1/20/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/27/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/3/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Peter B - Surprise, AZ  ·  Mar 16, 2017
Very good information
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Donna I - Longwood, FL  ·  Mar 03, 2017
would recommend for other nurses not familiar with seizure disorder
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janelle t - Anaheim, CA  ·  Mar 02, 2017
great refresher on what to look for
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Omar G - Glendale, CA  ·  Feb 23, 2017
Great information on seizure disorders
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James W - Akron, OH  ·  Feb 23, 2017
Excellent review for EMS personnel
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