Clinical Resources

Practice Guidelines and Parameters

Keeping current on evidence-based guidelines and practice parameters is critical for epilepsy professionals to provide quality care to patients and families.

The following sections provide resources or links to epilepsy-related guidelines or practice parameters that may be useful for health care professionals.

Seizures and Epilepsy: Resources pertaining to seizures and epilepsy are organized into 3 areas

  • Guidelines for Diagnosis
  • Guidelines for Therapy
  • Practice Parameters

Comorbidities: Resources pertaining to comorbidities of epilepsy are listed by Guidelines or Practice Parameters.

The American Epilepsy Society offers the following definition of Guidelines listed in this section.
Guidelines – evidence based. Examples are the guidelines developed through the AAN mechanism with input and inclusion from AES members. Each guideline makes specific practice recommendations based upon a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of all available scientific data. ILAE is another common resource. Others organizations will be considered such as American Academy of Pediatrics, and nursing organizations.
Approval process: Approval is through individual societies, but then scored by the AES Guidelines Committee.

Disclaimer: AES is providing this document without representations or warranties of any kind and for information only, and it 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 document is to be made in your sole and absolute discretion. No part of this document constitutes medical advice. As a clinician, your knowledge of the individual patient and judgment about what is appropriate and helpful to them should be used in making clinical decisions.

Reviewed: Guidelines Committee, 2013