The critical care or emergency care nurse must be prepared to intervene when a patient takes a seizure. This module discusses the types of epilepsy and seizures and explains the nursing interventions required if a seizure were to present.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Distinguish the difference between seizures and epilepsy
- Discuss the causes and triggers of seizures
- Define the different types of seizures
- Identify the nursing implications
Engel, J., Pedley, T., eds. (1997). Epilepsy – A Comprehensive Textbook. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven. International League Against Epilepsy.
Epilepsy Canada. (2018). Website URL: http://www.epilepsy.ca/
Epilepsy Foundation of America. (2018). Website URL: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/