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First Things First (assess for & treat the following):

  • Observe & describe clinical presentation of seizure
    • See “History & Physical” section
  • Determine if status epilepticus
    • Continuous seizure or recurrent seizures without recovery of consciousness
    • Officially, lasting >30 min, but practically, lasting >5 min
    • See “History & Physical” and “Specific Treatment” sections
  • Protect pt from injuring self (esp. head and limbs)
  • Consider etiology of seizure(s), e.g., hypoglycemia, drug withdrawal, head trauma
  • Support ABCs

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Last updated: May 3, 2010


"Seizures." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534005/all/Seizures.
Seizures. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534005/all/Seizures. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Seizures. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534005/all/Seizures
Seizures [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534005/all/Seizures.
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