Evidence-based Clinical Care: Seizures
Epilepsy is the fourth-most common neurological disease and affects people of all ages. An estimated 150,000 adults present annually with an unprovoked first seizure in the United States. Even one seizure is a traumatic physical and psychological event that poses difficult diagnostic and treatment questions, and has major social consequences. Dr. Alberto Pinzon Ardila will discuss seizure management pathways at Baptist Health.
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Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Neurologists, Intensivists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and all other interested healthcare providers.
- Discuss the need for the creation of a clinical pathway for seizures.
- Describe the methods for standardization and implementation of evidence-based best practices.
- Define the clinical specifications and goals for seizures.
- Review the current standards for management and treatment of status epilepticus patients.
- Discuss mechanisms to measure adherence to the clinical pathways.
- Implement the emergency department seizure algorithm and seizure transfer algorithm to apply the standards of care and utilize the appropriate power plan.
Alberto Pinzon Ardila, M.D.
Medical Director, Epilepsy Program
Neurologist, Baptist, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Alberto Pinzon Ardila, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, is on the speakers' bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and UCB and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Design Team Members
Seema Chandra, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Andrew Lerman, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers' bureau for Eisai, Sunovian and Supernus Pharmaceuticals.
Kevin Abrams, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Keystone Heart and a stockholder with Keystone Heart and Cleerly.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
All other design team members, operational champions, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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