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.
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Prehospital care for the adult and pediatric seizure patient: Current evidence based recommendations
Silverman EC, Sporer KA, Limieux JM, et al. Prehospital care for the adult and pediatric seizure patient: Current evidence based recommendations. West J Emerg Med. 2017;18(3):419–436.
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