Episode 2: The ABC’s of seizure

Listen Now: The ABC’s of Seizure

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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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Resources

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.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC)

The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) has to mission to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma. They work with state partners and EMS agencies to improve acute care setting readiness to care for children.

PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network)

PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) is a research network that conducts high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth of all ages in the emergency department and pre-hospital field.

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    Julia Magaña, MD, FAAP

    Host

    Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

    PECARN Prime node disseminator

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    Manish Shah, MD, MS

    Guest

    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    PECARN CHAMP node site Principle Investigator

    Chief of Academic Development and Strategy, Section of Emergency Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital