Seizure Disorders: Essentials for Prehospital Providers - 19-GANN-F3-0031

Seizure Disorders: Essentials for Prehospital Providers

by Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM and Lindsey Siewert, MSN, RN, APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K, SCRN
(4.5 / 71 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 is not a single disease entity; rather, it is a heterogeneous group of disorders that have a common thread — abnormal nerve cell (neuronal) activity that produces seizures. Prehospital intervention begins with assessment, and the assessment of the post-ictal patient can be critical to a patient’s management. A detailed history will help determine seizure triggers and types. Through interview and observation, the provider needs to determine the duration of the seizure, what the patient was doing immediately before the seizure, what medications are taken, and the time of the last dose.


The goal of this seizure disorder educational course is to update 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 interventions for the acute management of seizures.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for EMTs/paramedics
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
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I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Originally Released on: 12/6/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/16/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Christopher R - Tucson, AZ  ·  May 26, 2020
Informative presentation of material.
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Katelynn B - naples, FL  ·  May 15, 2020
wonderful review. will be using this in my clinical practice
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Devon L - Hutto, TX  ·  May 13, 2020
learned a lot about seizure disorders
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Jason A - port charlotte, FL  ·  May 13, 2020
learned things I was not aware of before
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Tyler N - Saugus, CA  ·  May 11, 2020
Super interesting course! very informative!
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