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Advancing the Treatment of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Setting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

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Overview / Abstract:

Seizures are a common occurrence in the intensive care setting with incidence estimates ranging from 3.3% to 34%. Encountering seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU) is frightening to patients and caregivers. Discharge orders that include new medication and possibly a new diagnosis—in addition to other orders or instructions can be daunting and confusing. Clinicians need strategies focused on the needs of the patients for optimal outcomes.

Seizures occurring in the ICU require timely treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to prevent status epilepticus, which can lead to permanent cerebral injury. Early treatment of seizures is associated with better patient outcomes and increased survival. Therefore, clinicians who treat patients in the intensive care setting must be able to quickly identify and optimally manage seizures to improve outcomes in these patients.

This CME Outfitters Live and On Demand features expert faculty highlighting the patient voice in this 90-minute, case based, panel discussion of causes of focal seizures in the ICU, treatment options, and best practice management in this patient population.


May 03, 2018


EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physical Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Surgical Technology CE


Online, Performance Improvement, Podcast, Webinar / Webcast / Video

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Joseph I. Sirven, MD
Professor and Chairman

Department of Neurology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Claudia Calvillo, BSN, RN, CCRN
Neurological Intensive Care Unit
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Christopher L. Kramer, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Neurointensive Care Specialist
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

UCB, Inc.

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters, LLC icu, intensive care, seizure Free CE CME

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