A consensus-based approach to patient safety in epilepsy monitoring units: recommendations for preferred practices.

@article{Shafer2012ACA,
  title={A consensus-based approach to patient safety in epilepsy monitoring units: recommendations for preferred practices.},
  author={Patricia Osborne Shafer and Janice M. Buelow and Katherine H Noe and R C Shinnar and Sandra Dewar and Paul M. Levisohn and Patricia M Dean and David M. Ficker and Mary Jo Pugh and Gregory L. Barkley},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={449-56}
}
Patients in an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) with video-EEG telemetry have a risk for seizure emergencies, injuries and adverse events, which emphasizes the need for strategies to prevent avoidable harm. An expert consensus process was used to establish recommendations for patient safety in EMUs. Workgroups analyzed literature and expert opinion regarding seizure observation, seizure provocation, acute seizures, and activity/environment. A Delphi methodology was used to establish consensus for… CONTINUE READING

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