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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;29(1):29-39. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2010.08.003. Epub 2010 Oct 15.

The diagnosis and management of seizures and status epilepticus in the prehospital setting.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, PO Box 800699, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.


Seizure is one of the most common complaints encountered in the prehospital setting. In this review the authors discuss the prehospital management of seizures and review the evidence for specific treatment approaches. Specific attention is devoted to prehospital care of the pediatric seizure patient. Topics of interest to Emergency Medical Services directors such as patient refusal, resource allocation, and dispatch priority are also addressed.

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