Review article: paediatric status epilepticus in the pre-hospital setting: an update

Furyk, Jeremy, Watt, Kerrianne, Emeto, Theophilus I., Dalziel, Stuart, Bodnar, Daniel, Riney, Kate, and Babl, Franz E. (2017) Review article: paediatric status epilepticus in the pre-hospital setting: an update. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 29 (4). pp. 383-390.

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Abstract

Paediatric status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and a common critical condition confronting pre-hospital providers. Management in the pre-hospital environment is challenging but considered extremely important as a potentially modifiable factor on outcome. Recent data from multicentre clinical trials, quality observational studies and consensus documents have influenced management in this area, and is important to both pre-hospital providers and emergency physicians. The objective of this review was to: (i) present an overview of the available evidence relevant to pre-hospital care of paediatric SE; and (ii) assess the current pre-hospital practice guidelines in Australia and New Zealand. The review outlines current definitions and guidelines of SE management, regional variability in pre-hospital protocols within Australasia and aspects of pre-hospital care that could potentially be improved. Contemporary data is required to determine current practice in our setting. It is important that paediatric neurologists, emergency physicians and pre-hospital care providers are all engaged in future endeavours to improve clinical care and knowledge translation efforts for this patient group.

Item ID: 49421
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-6723
Keywords: ambulance, emergency, status epilepticus
Funders: Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
Projects and Grants: EMF EMRS-51R25-2016, Capaticy Building Grant CAPB-2010-007-TTH
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 05:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111403 Paediatrics @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 50%
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