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.
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.
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