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Seizure Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
Take measures to prevent injury.

Protecting the client from injury is the immediate priority during a seizure. Elevating the head of the bed would have no effect on the clients condition or...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: May 25, 2020
Maintain a patent airway

The priority for the pregnant client having a seizure is to maintain a patent airway to ensure adequate oxygenation to the mother and the fetus. Additionally,...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: May 25, 2020
The client will need a regularly scheduled CBC.

Adverse side effects of Dilantin include agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia; therefore, the client will need frequent CBCs. Answer A is...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 25, 2020
.position the mother on her side to allow the secretions to drain from her mouth and prevent aspiration -position the mother on her side to allow the secretions to drain from her mouth and prevent...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 25, 2020
In 10 to 15 minutes-when used to treat status epilepticus, diazepam may be given every 10 to 15 minutes, as needed, to a maximum dose of 30 mg. the nurse can repeat the regimen in 2 to 4 hours, if...Read More

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Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
Myoclonic seizure

Myoclonic seizure is characterized by sudden uncontrollable jerking movements of a single or multiple muscle group.

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Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
Position the client on the side with head flexed forward

Positioning the client on one side with head flexed forward allows the tongue to fall forward and facilitates drainage secretions...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: May 25, 2020
Remove the child s toys from the immediate area

Nursing care for a child having a seizure includes, maintaining airway patency, ensuring safety, administering medications, and providing...Read More

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Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
The white blood cell count is 2300/mm3.

Leukopenia is a serious adverse effect of phenytoin and would require discontinuation of the medication. The other data indicate a need for further...Read More

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Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
€It’s OK to take over-the-counter medications.”

A patient with a seizure disorder should not take over-the-counter medications without consulting with the physician first. The other...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 25, 2020
Ataxia (lack of muscle coordination) and nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Double vision, lethargy, slurred speech
N/v
Hypotension
Hypersensitivity (first 3-8 weeks) includes...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: May 25, 2020
Take measures to prevent injury.

Protecting the client from injury is the immediate priority during a seizure. Elevating the head of the bed would have no effect on the clients condition or...Read More

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Janeallen
Answered: May 25, 2020
Amitriptylene (Elavil), 10 mg QID.

Elavil is an antidepressant that lowers the seizure threshold, so would not be appropriate for this patient. The other medications are anti-seizure drugs.

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