Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
497 Improving Your Skills When the Patient Shakes*

The prevalence of epilepsy in the population is 1%; among these patients, intractable epilepsy is 20% to 40%. In correctional settings, health care professionals see many "seizures." Some are real, some are not. This presentation features videos of people having epileptic seizures, psychogenic seizures, and other types of "shaking episodes" to illustrate the different types of seizures and the clinical differentiation of a seizure versus a psychogenic seizure.

Educational Objectives:

Explain the clinical differences between a partial versus a generalized seizure

Examine the clinical scenario where one would consider a cardiac etiology for a patient's shaking

Identify the common clinical entities for a pseudoseizure

Level: Basic