Epilepsy Centers of Excellence
Epilepsy Manual for Clinicians
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 (Video Series)
The purpose of this video series is to provide VHA healthcare providers and patients a broader understanding of epilepsy and other seizure disorders to improve the health, well-being, and clinical care of Veterans and patients.
INTRODUCTION TO EPILEPSY: VA 30531 Introduction to Epilepsy
Introduction to Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury: http://bcove.me/0dulz42h
Seizure Identification and Work Up: http://bcove.me/go1rc8bz
The Basics of Epilepsy Treatment: http://bcove.me/tob954gl
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN EPILEPSY: VA 30532 Medication and Epilepsy
Women & Epilepsy: http://bcove.me/llnr5r0e
Epilepsy and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities: http://bcove.me/vyv07v40
Sleep & Epilepsy: http://bcove.me/x4mtr1ra
MEDICATION AND EPILEPSY: VA 30533 Mental Health and Wellness in Epilepsy
Adverse Effects of Epilepsy Medications: http://bcove.me/bho3ho0j
New Anti-Epileptic Drugs: http://bcove.me/f2cg7dez
Management of Convulsive Status Epilepticus: http://bcove.me/g7d6g6vm
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY: VA 30529 Advanced Management of Epilepsy
Non-Epileptic Seizures: Evaluation and Management: http://bcove.me/isdjnroy
Medical Refractory Epilepsy: http://bcove.me/kqmdcc5s
Epileptogenic Lesions on Brain MRI: http://bcove.me/b8m41dhn
QUIET - Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool—QUIET—is designed to benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy in primary care and general neurology clinics - click here to go to the QUIET page.
Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2014 Epilepsy Series
Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2012 Epilepsy Series
Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2011 Epilepsy Series
Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) - Safety in the EMU Video
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy - by: Dr. Mark Spitz & Dr. Edward MaaMake sure to download the power point presentations on the bottom right page of the Adobe Connect training page: