Facebook Live: All About Rescue Therapies

Rescue Therapies Facebook Live

Epilepsy News From:

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Have you ever been sent to an emergency room for a seizure, only for it to stop before you get there? Have you had times when seizures happened more often or at different times than usual and you wished you had something to stop them at home?

Rescue therapies is the term uses for medicines or other approaches that can help stop a seizure from becoming an emergency. They are designed for non-medical providers to use outside of the hospital – wherever the person with epilepsy is.

New rescue therapies have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in recent months and others are being considered.

Join us on May 13 to hear the latest about rescue therapies, what is new, and what may be coming. Bring your practical questions and we’ll share new resources from the Epilepsy Foundation on rescue therapies too!

Join Us on Facebook @EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica on May 13


Elaine Wirrell

Elaine Wirrell MD

Dr. Elaine Wirrell is the director of pediatric epilepsy and professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a executive co-editor of epilepsy.com. She is the co-chair of the Nosology and Status Epilepticus Task Force and a member of the Psychiatric Issues in Pediatric Epilepsy Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy. She is also the chair of the Pediatric Content Committee at the American Epilepsy Society and a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

Kamil Detyniecki MD, Medications Co-Editor

Kamil Detyniecki MD

Dr. Kamil Detyniecki is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami (UM), Miller School of Medicine, and attending epileptologist at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics and Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is director of the clinical trials research program in epilepsy at UM and is the principal investigator of several clinical research studies.

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN, is senior director for health information and resources at the Foundation and the associate editor of epilepsy.com. She worked for many years as an epilepsy clinical nurse specialist at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

This Facebook Live has been brought to you in part by support from UCB and Neurelis.

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns, endorse specific products, and provide individual advice.

Authored by: Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN on 5/2020
Reviewed by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 5/2020

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