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Advancing the Treatment of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Setting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Advancing the Treatment of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Setting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

May 3, 2017

Expires

May 3, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.50 / CE for Nurses (includes 1.50 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours)
1.50 / CE for Social Workers
1.50 / CE for Pharmacists (0.15 CEUs)

Accredited Provider


This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from UCB, Inc.

Program Description

Seizures are a common occurrence in the intensive care setting with incidence estimates ranging from 3.3% to 34%.1,2 Encountering seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU) is frightening to patients and caregivers. Discharge orders that include new medication and possibly a new diagnosis—in addition to other orders or instructions can be daunting and confusing. Clinicians need strategies focused on the needs of the patients for optimal outcomes.

Seizures occurring in the ICU require timely treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to prevent status epilepticus, which can lead to permanent cerebral injury. Early treatment of seizures is associated with better patient outcomes and increased survival. Therefore, clinicians who treat patients in the intensive care setting must be able to quickly identify and optimally manage seizures to improve outcomes in these patients.

This CME Outfitters Live and On Demand features expert faculty highlighting the patient voice in this 90-minute, case based, panel discussion of causes of focal seizures in the ICU, treatment options, and best practice management in this patient population.
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References
1. Bleck TP, Smith MC, Pierre-Louis SJ, Jares JJ, Murray J, Hansen CA. Neurologic complications of critical medical illnesses. Crit Care Med. 1993;21(1):98-103.
2. Jordan KG. Continuous EEG monitoring in the neuroscience intensive care unit and emergency department. J Clin Neurophysiol. 1999;16(1):14-39.

Intended Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in focal seizures in the ICU

Educational Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the potential causes of focal seizures in patients in the intensive care setting and factors that complicate seizure management in this patient population
  • Select appropriate treatments for patients with focal seizures in the intensive care setting based on seizure etiology, individual patient characteristics, and acute symptoms
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans for continued long-term treatment of seizures at time of patient discharge

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE credit:

  • Describe the potential causes of focal seizures in patients in the intensive care setting and factors that complicate seizure management in this patient population
  • Identify appropriate treatments for patients with focal seizures in the intensive care setting based on seizure etiology, individual patient characteristics, and acute symptoms
  • Describe appropriate treatment plans for continued long-term treatment of seizures at time of patient discharge

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty

Joseph I. Sirven, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Sirven has disclosed that he receives grant support from GW Pharmaceuticals. He serves as a consultant for NeuroPace, Inc. and UCB, Inc.

Claudia Calvillo, BSN, RN, CCRN
Neurological Intensive Care Unit
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Ms. Calvillo has no disclosures to report.

Christopher L. Kramer, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Neurointensive Care Specialist
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Dr. Kramer has no disclosures to report.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kimberley Murray, RN, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Daniela DiBiase (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff, CHCP, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Designation Statement

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510 for 1.50 contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists: the content of this activity pertains to pharmacology. Earn up to 1.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.50 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-17-006-H01-P

Activity Type: knowledge-based

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Social Workers

Accreditation Statement

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886407722-9359) for 1.50 continuing education contact hours.

Additional Credit Information

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.


Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating in this CME/CE activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.

To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 75% or better on the post-test. The post-test can be accessed at the end of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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