An alternative perspective on the management of status epilepticus

@article{Beran2008AnAP,
  title={An alternative perspective on the management of status epilepticus},
  author={Roy G Beran},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={349-353}
}
  • R. Beran
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
The definition of status epilepticus (SE) has been reduced from 30 minutes to 5 minutes and this article questions if treatment should not be offered before reaching that window. After provision of first aid, benzodiazepines (BDZ) are the initial form of intervention, with either nasal or buccal midazolam being favored for nonprofessionals. Proper patient supervision, including admission to an intensive care unit for more difficult patients, is endorsed, and the need to warn nonprofessionals of… 
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