Journal article

Review article: Paediatric status epilepticus in the pre-hospital setting - an update

Jeremy Furyk, Kerriane Watt, Theophilus I Emeto, Stuart Dalziel, Daniel Bodnar, Kate Riney, Franz E Babl

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Paediatric status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and a common critical condition confronting pre-hospital providers. Management in the pre-hospital environment is challenging but considered extremely important as a potentially modifiable factor on outcome. Recent data from multicentre clinical trials, quality observational studies and consensus documents have influenced management in this area, and is important to both pre-hospital providers and emergency physicians. The objective of this review was to: (i) present an overview of the available evidence relevant to pre-hospital care of paediatric SE; and (ii) assess the current pre-hospital practice guidelines in Australia and New Ze..

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Awarded by Emergency Medicine Foundation


Awarded by Capacity Building Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

JF is supported by a research scholarship by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMRS-51R25-2016) and the Townsville Hospital Emergency Department is supported by a Capacity Building Grant (CAPB-2010-007-TTH).