Anti-Epileptic Medications

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 1.0 is pharmacology.

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Keywords: seizures, epilepsy, anti-epileptic medications

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Review the history of seizure treatment and discuss this evolution based on drug action and efficacy.
• Describe the mechanism of action of the newest anti-seizure medication and compare these drugs to those previously prescribed.
• Identify the most effective, evidence-based anti-epileptic drugs and list potential side effects of the older and newest therapies.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Catherine Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC-PC, CCRN, FAANP: Nurse Practitioner, Beacon Pediatrics, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Research Director, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.



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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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