Epileptic Seizure

A patient presents to the emergency department with a severe right sided headache that began acutely two hours prior. The learner must perform an initial assessment during which the patient will show worsening confusion and, eventually, will have a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The learner must treat the seizure with benzodiazepines, roll the patient on their side, and ensure the patient maintains an airway. After proper treatment of the seizure, the learner should order basic tests including a CT scan which will show a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Finally, the learner will provide a clear handoff to the senior physician explaining their evaluation and findings.

Learning Objectives

– Perform an assessment of a severe headache and identify red flag symptoms
– Perform a neurological exam
– Treat a seizure
– Order appropriate diagnostic evaluations
– Communicate the assessment to a physician

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MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 | AMD FX-4350
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 2060
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-2300 | AMD FX-4350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 3060
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space