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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.

Learning Objectives

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/

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