Course Summary

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder of varied etiology and symptomatology, and its treatment depends on multiple factors, including age of onset and the type of seizure. Epilepsy is typically a lifelong condition that requires close medical management. Antiepileptic drug therapy often requires monitoring for drug dose adjustment and drug-drug interaction surveillance. Screening is needed to identify comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, as well as feelings of social stigma and isolation by epileptic patients. Educating patients and families to increase awareness of epilepsy and treatment options in their unique circumstances will assist them in overcoming stereotypes and obtaining a higher quality of life.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  1. Epilepsy Types and Etiology

Risk Factors

  1. Epilepsy Syndromes
  1. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  2. Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
  3. Parietal Lobe Epilepsy
  4. Occipital Lobe Epilepsy
  5. Primary Generalized Epilepsy
  6. Idiopathic Partial Epilepsy
  7. Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsy
  8. Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy
  9. Reflex Epilepsy
  1. Febrile Seizures
  1. Case Study: Febrile Seizures
  1. Summary


Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 27 years as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, textbook chapters, and more than 100 online CE articles, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He lives in Wappingers Falls, NY.

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