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Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on caring for patients with seizures.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Seizures and the Nervous System
  • What are the Causes of Epilepsy?
  • What are the Signs and Symptoms of an Epileptic Seizure?
  • Are Epileptic Seizures Dangerous?
  • What are the Treatments for Epilepsy?
  • Taking Care of Someone Having a Seizure

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three causes of seizure disorders.
  • Identify the most common cause of seizures.
  • Identify the correct definition of an epileptic seizure.
  • Identify the correct names of an epileptic seizure
  • Identify the three stages of an epileptic seizure.
  • Identify the correct name for the signs/symptoms that immediately precede a seizure.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a seizure.
  • Identify the two biggest risks to a patient during an epileptic seizure.
  • Identify the three basic treatments for epilepsy.
  • Identify two goals to remember when someone is having a seizure


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