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Epilepsy Manual for Clinicians

Epilepsy Manual 2nd Edition 2018      
Epilepsy Manual 1st Edition 2014

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 Epilepsy Manual 2nd Edition-2018 and  Epilepsy Manual 1st Edition-2014 for clinicians in VHA. The purpose of these manuals 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 "".VA providers can request a hard copy through TMS by clicking here. Non-VA provider can request a hard copy by emailing

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

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:
Seizure Identification and Work Up:
The Basics of Epilepsy Treatment:

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN EPILEPSY: VA 30532         Medication and Epilepsy
Women & Epilepsy:
Epilepsy and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities:
Sleep & Epilepsy:

MEDICATION AND EPILEPSY: VA 30533         Mental Health and Wellness in Epilepsy
Adverse Effects of Epilepsy Medications:
New Anti-Epileptic Drugs:
Management of Convulsive Status Epilepticus:

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY: VA 30529         Advanced Management of Epilepsy
Non-Epileptic Seizures: Evaluation and Management:
Medical Refractory Epilepsy:
Epileptogenic Lesions on Brain MRI:

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.    

Webinars  2018– Clinician CME Epilepsy

Bone Health Ann Van Cott, MD 03/07/2018    Adobe Connect
Epilepsy Women of Child Bearing Age  Nina Garga, MD 05/02/2018   Adobe Connect
Responsive Neurostimulation  James Chen, MD 07/11/2018  Adobe Connect 
Evaluation and Management of a First Seizure  Allan Krumholz, MD 09/05/2018  Adobe Connect 

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 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy - (Adobe Connect) - by: Dr. Mark Spitz & Dr. Edward Maa

Make sure to download the power point presentations on the bottom right page of the Adobe Connect training page: