Nursing: Seizures: A Basic Overview, 2nd Edition

22.95
Online
Elective
About the Course

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected and is associated with multiple co-morbid conditions affecting mental and physical health. This course presents information for nurses who are providing direct care to patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy in non-specialized neurology units in outpatient, acute care, and community settings.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe issues relevant to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of a patient with epilepsy or seizures.
  • Discuss the medical, surgical management, nursing care, and the legal issues of patients experiencing seizures or those with a diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Discuss strategies to address and improve the self-management needs of people with epilepsy.

About the Author:
Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN

Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN, is an adult health clinical nurse specialist and assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing. Dr. Miller’s program of research is focused on improving the quality of life of adults with epilepsy via self-management interventions. Her clinical background is in critical and neurocritical care. She serves in leadership roles for the American Epilepsy Society, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and the International League Against Epilepsy. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed, epilepsy-related research articles.
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Nursing: Seizures: A Basic Overview, 2nd Edition

22.95
About the Course

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected and is associated with multiple co-morbid conditions affecting mental and physical health. This course presents information for nurses who are providing direct care to patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy in non-specialized neurology units in outpatient, acute care, and community settings.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe issues relevant to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of a patient with epilepsy or seizures.
  • Discuss the medical, surgical management, nursing care, and the legal issues of patients experiencing seizures or those with a diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Discuss strategies to address and improve the self-management needs of people with epilepsy.

About the Author:
Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN

Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN, is an adult health clinical nurse specialist and assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing. Dr. Miller’s program of research is focused on improving the quality of life of adults with epilepsy via self-management interventions. Her clinical background is in critical and neurocritical care. She serves in leadership roles for the American Epilepsy Society, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and the International League Against Epilepsy. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed, epilepsy-related research articles.