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
(4.6 / 51 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).

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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Albert A - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Mar 29, 2020
this is good information on seizure disorders
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Delauren D - District Heights, MD  ·  Mar 26, 2020
The lesson was very imformative and I enjoyed it
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Kelly C - Punta Gorda, FL  ·  Mar 26, 2020
Very informative and well organized. Similar to another seizure disorder CEH that I read earlier especially the questions.
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Jessica O - La Puente, CA  ·  Mar 23, 2020
Very interesting and educational.
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Amanda L - Leander, TX  ·  Mar 12, 2020
I have nothing to add thank you
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