Optimal Prehospital Management of Seizure Emergencies

To participate in this activity, please:

In this program, the faculty will review and provide updates on the guidelines for managing seizure emergencies and address how participants can reduce the barriers to prehospital treatment through the use of Seizure Action Plans. They also will discuss recent clinical trials that may improve caregiver acceptance of rescue medications for seizure emergencies. In addition, the faculty will address the similarities and differences in managing seizure emergencies for pediatric and adult patients. 

Course Credit:

1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
1.50 CA-BRN Contact Hours


Opens: 2021-01-29
Closes: 2022-01-29

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for adult and pediatric neurologists, primary care and osteopathic physicians, pediatricians, neurology nurses, school nurses, advance practice providers, and all other healthcare providers who interact with patients who have epilepsy.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Neurelis

    Presenting Faculty

  • Gregory D. Cascino, MD

    Whitney MacMillan, Jr. Professor of Neuroscience
    Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
    Enterprise Director of Epilepsy
    Department of Neurology
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota

  • Lucretia Long, APRN-CNP, FAES

    Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
    The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Columbus, Ohio

  • Juliann M. Paolicchi, MA, MD, FAES, FANA

    Co-Director, Clinical Research
    Pediatric Epileptologist
    Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
    Professor Pediatrics and Neurology
    Hackensack-Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University
    Hackensack, New Jersey

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies that will improve the prehospital management of seizure emergencies by caregivers.
  • Use current evidence and clinical trial data to select an appropriate treatment to arrest a cluster of repetitive seizures.
  • Engage patients and caregivers to develop an effective Seizure Action Plan (SAP).

Faculty Disclosures

Gregory D. Cascino, MD

Royalty and Stocks: Nevro, Inc.

Lucretia Long, APRN-CNP, FAES

Consultant: Neurelis, LivaNova, SK Life, Supernus Pharmaceutical

Speakers Bureau: LivaNova

Juliann M. Paolicchi, MA, MD, FAES, FANA

Research Support: Eisai

Speakers Bureau: LivaNova, GW Pharmaceuticals, Aquestive, UCB

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.50 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.50 contact hours.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.

Additional Content Planners

Chris Fischer, MSc (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather M. Jimenez, FNP-C (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Kam A. Newman, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.