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Epilepsy Manual for Clinicians

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The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) have been charged with improving care for Veteran with seizures. Along those lines, providers from the ECoE have put together this Epilepsy Manual for clinicians in VHA. The purpose of this manual is not to suggest management guidelines for patients with seizures; instead it is provided to enhance the understanding of this complex condition and improve care for these Veterans. Should you have any comments or concerns, please contact us at "ECoE@va.gov".

VA providers can request a hard copy through TMS by clicking here.

Non-VA provider can request a hard copy by emailing ECoE@va.gov.

 

 

AED Pocket Card

 

A team of providers and pharmacists from the ECoEs have collaborated to put together an Antiepileptic Drug guidance table based on current drugs available in the VA. The purpose of pocket card guidance is not to suggest management guidelines for patients and seizures; instead it is provided as a tool to assist practitioners in clinical decision-making and improve the quality of patient care. The clinician will be expected to use and interpret the final version of this guidance in the clinical context of the individual patient. These are general recommendations and suggestions, and should not supersede the clinical judgment of the treating provider.

Providers can request a hard copy by emailing ECoE@va.gov.

 

Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2014 Epilepsy Series


Treatment of The Elderly With Epilepsy Denise Riley, A.R.N.P. Presentation Video Transcript


Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2012 Epilepsy Series


Treatment of Acute Seizures and Status Epilepticus Claude Wasterlain, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Intractable Seizures Allan Krumholz, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Olujimi Faminu, R.N. Presentation Audio Transcript
Post-Traumatic Epilepsy and Treatment James W.Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Epilepsy and Depression Hamada Hamid, D.O., M.P.H. Presentation Audio Transcript


Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2011 Epilepsy Series


Introduction to Epilepsy and Seizures Karen L. Parko, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury Paul Rutecki, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Psychogenic Seizures Martin Salinsky, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Drug Interactions of Antiepileptic Drugs Jose E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D. Presentation Audio Transcript

Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)


Safety in the EMU Video 

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