Episode 3: Pediatric seizure treatment--give benzos!

Listen Now: Pediatric Seizure Treatment

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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!

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Resources

Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children

Sánchez Fernández I, Abend NS, Agadi S, et al. Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Neurology. 2015;84(23):2304–2311.

Lorazepam vs diazepam for pediatric status epilepticus: a randomized clinical trial

Chamberlain JM, Okada P, Holsti M et. al. Lorazepam vs diazepam for pediatric status epilepticus: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;311(16):1652-1660.

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.

EM Pulse

EM Pulse is a podcast from the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine dedicated to bringing research and expert opinion to the bedside. Check it out and subscribe on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. @empulsepodcast.

OM Audio Productions

Thanks to OM Audio Productions for audio production services and music.

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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