2017 Starter Pack: Seizures

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. This one focuses on seizures.


Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures part 1: Seize the day!

Febrile seizures part 2: K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple seizure)

Febrile seizures part 3: Again, and again, and again

Febrile seizures part 4: (Long-term) Risky Business

Febrile seizures part 5: Don’t get all worked up

Febrile seizures part 6: Treat the children well

Art of Medicine: Discussing simple febrile seizures with parents

Status Epilepticus and Seizure Management

Why we do what we do: Benzodiazepines as first line therapy for status epilepticus

Lorazepam and Diazepam are both great for pediatric status epileptics

Three seizure cases (updated with discussion)

PEM Currents Podcast: The management of status epilepticus


Synconvulsions: Just how common are convulsions in syncope?

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About the Author:

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog. All views are strictly my own and not official medical advice.