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Seizure disorders in children and adolescents - how GPs can support the family

  • : Chatswood NSW 2067

This education describes GP management of seizure disorders in children and adolescents. While management of seizures in this population remains primarily a specialist responsibility, GPs can play a crucial role in identifying seizures, organising prompt referral, supporting medication management and providing support to families through provision of team-based, patient-centred care.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify some of the seizure disorders occurring children and adolescents.
  • Understand the management of febrile seizures.
  • Describe the diagnostic pathway for epilepsy in children and adolescents.
  • Understand the key principles of medication management in epilepsy.
  • Implement team-based, patient-centred care for epilepsy.
  • Ensure patient safety is met by describing the particular challenges that epilepsy poses to adolescents, girls of childbearing age and the learning disabled.

This education was prepared by ThinkGP.

Content partners: 

Epilepsy Action Australia

Category: 

Children and young people’s healthChronic conditions

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Seizure disorders in children and adolescents - how GPs can support the family
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Chatswood NSW 2067
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02 9422 2382
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