Resident is called to manage a patient who may have had a seizure. Patient will seize again. Learner required to stabilize the patient and discuss the case with on-call staff.

  • Dr. Tim Chaplin    
  • Mateo Orrantia   
  • May 11, 2023, 9:55 a.m.   

  • Critical Care   
  • Residents   
  • Manakin - LF   

  • 1   
  • 40 - 60 Min   
  • Rural Hospital   

  • PRACTISS Verified   

The resident is called to the ward to manage a patient who may have had a seizure. The patient is somnolent when the resident arrives. Shortly afterward, the patient seizes again. Two doses of anti-epileptic will be required to terminate the seizure. Finally, when the patient has been stabilized, the resident will be required to discuss the case with their staff on call.

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Supporting Roles and Scripts - Optional
 Moulage and Scenario Set-Up
 Printable Supporting Documents (Will also be accessible at relevant Scenario Stage) 

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    Original Author:
Dr. Tim Chaplin
    Date: 2015
    Originally published on: EM Sim cases (Nightmares Course - EM SIM Cases)

    Most Recent Modification: June 2021
    Modified by: Mateo Orrantia