Seizure or not? A case-based approach to evaluating paroxysmal events in children

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23.

It is common for paroxysmal events that may look like seizures to present in primary or emergency care settings, but often neurology finds these events are not seizures. This presentation will use a case-based approach to differentiate paroxysmal events that are seizures from those that are not.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.25 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: epileptic, seizures

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify unique findings from the history and physical exam that are needed to differentiate epileptic from non-epileptic events.
  • Contrast the clinical presentation of epileptic seizures from non-epileptic seizures.
  • Describe the appropriate diagnostic evaluation for specific paroxysmal events that present concerning for seizure.
Course summary
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Daniel Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE

Lauren Siebrase-Wilkes, MSN, FNP-C

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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