Clinical Practice Tools

These tools are not considered to be 'standard of care' or guidelines but are designed to provide supportive resources to assist clinicians in providing care.

 

Clinical Practice Tools


PNES Clinician Information Sheet (2016)

Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) are episodic changes in behavior that resemble epileptic seizures but are not associated with abnormal brain electrical discharges. PNES are associated with underlying psychological stressors and are classified as a conversion disorder.

This printable PDF provides information and guidance on diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and management of PNES.


Cognitive Behavior Tools

This tool gives providers discussion guides for cognitive and behavioral effects of epilepsy in:


Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Epilepsy Care

These tools support the care of adolescent epilepsy patients and are intended for clinicians to use in developing and implementing a process for the successful transition of an adolescent with epilepsy into adult epilepsy care.

The goal of the transition is to involve the adult epilepsy provider who will eventually assume sole care of the patient. Overlapping involvement by both the pediatric and adult providers is paramount for a successful transition and communication between the providers and the patient care team is essential. These tools serve as an outline to assist in accomplishing this goal and are excerpted from Epilepsy Currents.


FAQs for Epilepsy Monitoring Units (Reviewed 2013)

This resource features common questions asked by patients, referring clinicians, and family members about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

 

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Disclaimer: AES is providing this information without representations or warranties of any kind and for information only. The information is not intended to suggest how a specific patient should receive medical treatment. Determination of whether and/or how to use all or any portion of this information is to be made at your sole and absolute discretion. No part of this information constitutes medical advice. As a clinician, your knowledge of the individual patient and judgment about what is appropriate and helpful to that individual should be used in making clinical decisions.