Practice Tools

Following are clinical practice tools created by various committees of the American Epilepsy Society:

Quality Measures for Epilepsy Care

Approved Terminology for AES Resource Documents - 2012 Definitions for development of AES documents such as Practice Tools, Position Statements, Guidelines, Checklists, Quality Indicators, Expert Consensus Statements and Review Articles.

Epilepsy and Employment Resource Central

A resource for physicians responding to employers about patients with epilepsy in the workplace.

Epilepsy and Women

Epilepsy Birth Control Registry & Physician Checklist

Medications

Medication List that can Provoke Seizures -Epilepsy Therapy Project Medications that can provoke seizures - Newsletter by Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. Editor -in-Chief, Epilepsy.com FDA Labeling of AEDs Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Autism JAMA. 2013; 309:1696-17...

Epilepsy Quality Measures Approved January 2012

CMS approved the following quality measures for epilepsy as of January 2012.

Practice Management Course Handouts

Handouts from annual Practice Management Course

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care Tool

Two practice tools that were developed for adolescent epilepsy patients, with a separate version for those with significant developmental disability. The tools are intended for clinicians to use in developing and implementing a process for the successful transition of an adolescent epilepsy patient into adult epilepsy care.

FAQs for Epilepsy Monitoring Units

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)* about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

Tips for Seizure Observation and Recording

Practice Tools

Providing high quality care can be complex and time-consuming. The following resources are clinical practice tools approved by various committees of the American Epilepsy Society.

Practice Tools, (such as fact sheets, frequently asked questions, or things to consider) offer information to help clinicians caring for people with epilepsy. Information in the tool is designed to help you do your job, not tell you what to do. These tools are not considered to be ‘standard of care’ or guidelines.

Checklists are what should be included in a patient care event, and should reflect what a reasonable physician or other healthcare provider should do. For example, it could be a checklist of what should be included in the first visit or in every note, a minimum level of recordkeeping. Checklists are supported by evidence, although not always Class 1 data. They are designed to be a practical tool that is developed from evidence in other documents.