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Epilepsies in infants and children

Epilepsies in infants and children

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

June 23, 2016

Updated

June 27, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Sophia Varadkar and Dr Pinki Munot provide an overview of epilepsies in infants and children. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the clinical features of epilepsies at different ages, and differential diagnoses of paroxysmal events.

Educational Objectives


After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify different seizure types of epilepsy
  • Recognise when to rule out epilepsy
  • Diagnose epilepsies at different ages
  • Know when to refer to a paediatrician or a paediatric neurologist
  • Recognise drug resistant epilepsies
  • Reflect on the differential diagnosis of paroxysmal events
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Sophia Varadkar
    Consultant paediatric neurologist
    Neurosciences Unit
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Pinki Munot
    Consultant paediatric neurologist
    Neurosciences Unit
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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