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What's It About

Welcome to an overview of diagnosing and treating seizures and epilepsy in adults. This program is designed for health care providers who work on the front line – the people who first see a person suspected of having had a seizure. Depending on your discipline, role and practice setting, you may be responsible for the initial diagnosis and treatment or for referring the person to the appropriate provider or facility.

This program is developed as part of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Connectors Project, designed to improve public health education efforts in underserved areas. The project is being tested in 4 states – Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, but other people visiting epilepsy.com can view the videos in our Learning Management System (LMS).

Visit our LMS for classes on:

  • Epilepsy – What’s it all about?
  • Getting Started – Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Next Steps – The Initial Diagnosis
  • Treatment of Epilepsy in Adults (2 parts)
  • When Medicines Don’t Work – Enhancing Care and Communication
  • Quality Care and Patient Education in Epilepsy

You may view all the classes or select ones at your own pace.

When you first make an account in LMS to view these videos, you will be asked to complete a pretest.

  • If you have already done this survey recently, please do it again so we can get you registered in the LMS to view the online videos. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
  • If you live in one of the pilot areas, you will also be asked to complete follow-up surveys 3 and 6 months later.

We hope you find this information helpful, for your own knowledge and to help us improve epilepsy care nationwide.

 

Joseph I. Sirven, MD, and Patricia O. Shafer, RN, MN
On behalf of the Connectors Project
Epilepsy Foundation

 

The Connectors Project is supported with an unrestricted educational grant from UCB.

Reviewed by: Joseph I. Sirven MD / Patricia O. Shafer RN MN