Emergency Care for Pediatric Seizures for the Prehospital Medical Provider

Emergency Care for Pediatric Seizures for the Prehospital Medical Provider

This is a five-part mini-series on pediatric seizures, made for YOU the paramedic.

We want to ensure that all children in the United States and its Territories consistently receive appropriate, effective, and timely pediatric emergency care.

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Episode 1: Let’s talk about seizures

PODCAST

This is the first in a five-part mini-series on pediatric seizures, made for YOU the paramedic. In this episode we cover how you can identify a seizure and some of the differences between an adult and pediatric seizure.

Episode 2: The ABC’s of seizure

PODCAST

This is the second of five episodes on pediatric seizures in the pre-hospital field. In this episode we discuss first priorities in seizure management, specifically supporting the airway, breathing, and circulation while a child is seizing. We give some practical tips that will make your approach to the scene less stressful.

Episode 3: Pediatric seizure treatment--give benzos!

PODCAST

In this episode we break down the ideal and simple treatment protocol. It is a high priority to get benzodiazepines on board. The good news is you don’t have to place an IV right away. You can give midazolam intranasal or intramuscular- just get it in!

Episode 4: Pick the nose - intranasal meds for seizures

VIDEO

We heard last time the key is to get benzo’s on board quickly! Stop the seizure! In this video I partner with Yolo county EMS. Together we cover 3 reasons why you should pick the nose and 5 tips to make giving intranasal meds easier in the pre-hospital setting.

Episode 5: Pediatric seizures - all the other stuff

PODCAST

We have covered what seizures look like, to prioritize the ABC’s and stop the seizures-even pick the nose (consider intranasal meds)! In this episode we dive into the key history, physical exam, and documentation practices you can use in the field.