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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Megan Schilling

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Megan Schilling
Angelo State University, United States
Title : Standardizing seizure assessment and documentation

Abstract:

The purpose of this evidence-based project was to determine if standardized assessment, interventions, and documentation of seizures improves patient outcomes. Seizures are a complex symptom of an underlying disease process and can be debilitating for patients. If not treated promptly and appropriately, seizures may result in “cardiorespiratory distress,” impaired neurological functioning, and decreased quality of life (Maguire et al., 2020). When seizures occur in the acute healthcare facility, nurses are often the first to respond and maintain patient safety during the episode. Nurses are also responsible for assessing and documenting the seizure activity that occurred. The findings were disseminated to an interprofessional team at an acute care facility with recommendations for the implementation of a standardized seizure assessment, intervention, and documentation tool to assist the interprofessional team to interpret characterics of the documented seizure activity and determine effective interventions for the patient. The addition of a screening tool for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures was included at the recommendation of the interprofessional team.

Biography:

Megan is an undergraduate nursing student at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She is a member of the Honors Student Association and the Angelo State Nursing Honors Society. Megan will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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