Flashcards in Seizures Deck (18):
when is the highest incidence of seizures?
childhood and late adulthood
what is epilepsy?
a disorder characterized by recurrent seizures due to chronic, underlying process
what is a primary seizure?
what is a secondary seizure?
what is status epilepticus?
ongoing seizure that will not stop unless you intervene
what is a simple partial seizure?
conciousness is preserved
what is a compex partial seizure?
transient impairment of conciousness
what is characteristic of a seizure EEG?
what is DOC for controlling convulsions?
benzo (lorazipam-adavan, medazalam-versed, diazapam (valium)-hurts when given through a central line
what should not be used to treat the initial seizure?
what should be avoided with seizures?
neuromuscular blocking agents
how long do pts have to be seizure free in order to drive in GA?
what is agnosia?
inability to recognize significance of stimuli
what is apraxia?
inability to move (w/o paralysis)
what is ataxia?
loss of muscle coordination
what is athetosis?
bizarre writhing movements of fingers/toes
what is dysmetria?
problem with range of motion control