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Identifying, Treating, and Managing Seizures in Children

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Identifying, Treating, and Managing Seizures in Children

Author: Tammye Flowers, RN

Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Seizures can involve both the body (convulsions) and mind (altered mental status) or only parts of the body. Seizures are life-threatening when a condition known as status-epilepticus occurs, meaning the seizure will not subside (1). Seizures can cause changes in behavior, mood, or feelings. A seizure can be a frightening experience for a parent or child. The nurse plays a critical role when seizures in children occur by imparting knowledge about the disease, teaching self-management skills, and discussing treatment options. Seizures in children are common, as approximately 4-5% will experience one at some point during their childhood. About 1% of children are diagnosed with epilepsy, and 1 in 26 people develop this neurological condition during their lifetime (2). 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Types of Seizures 
  3. Seizure Management: The Nurse’s Role 
  4. Seizure Action Plan  
  5. Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Management of Seizures in Children
  6. Case Study  
  7. Conclusion  
  8. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the nurse’s role when seizures in children occur. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand the importance of the nurse’s role in seizure management. 
  2. Identify the components of seizure management. 
  3. Develop an educational plan for families affected by seizures. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: July 28, 2021

Course Expires on: July 28, 2024

Course Offering: #117