convulsive condition ( EPILEPSY) (CAUSES (infections such as meningitis…
convulsive condition ( EPILEPSY)
Its a condition that is characterized by recurring spontaneous convulsions of unknown causes
infections such as meningitis and or encephalitis.
inborn errors of metabolism
congenital defect of the central nervous system.
acidosis, hypoxia and electrolyte imbalance
trauma such as birth injury
teach patient that medication is for life and she\ he must be faithful to taking it.
hazardous activities should be avoided such as swimming and horse riding.
medical alert disc should be worn
patient should not work at heights for instance working at scaffolding.
avoid stress and anxiety as it may trigger epileptic episodes
ASSESSMENT AND COMMON FINDINGS
grand mal epilepsy
petit mal epilepsy
A spontaneous electrical discharge occurs from a group of neurons , referred to as a seizure focus.
turn patient into recovery position
reassure the patient
assess the environment for any potential hazards
nurse patient in the cot sided bed
assess for any injuries
do not force anything in the patients mouth
give prescribed medications