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Seizure Types and Nursing Management

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Up to 10% of the population will experience a seizure during their lifetime. A seizure occurs when there is a disturbance within the brain caused by sudden, abnormal electrical and neuronal activity. There are three major groups of seizures: generalised onset, focal onset and unknown onset.

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Did you know that up to 10% of the population will experience a seizure during their lifetime? What would you do if someone had a seizure in front of you? Would you know how to describe what type of seizure it was? Would you know how to help them? A seizure occurs when there is a disturbance within the brain caused by sudden, abnormal electrical and neuronal activity. An individual will be diagnosed with epilepsy if they experience two or more seizures that are unprovoked and not known to be caused by a medical condition.

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Sally Moyle
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Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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