Explain the pathophysiology of tonic-clonic seizure
NUR2407 Week 2 Case Study – Epilepsy (October 2019)
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Case Study â€“ Epileptic Seizure
L.U. is a 16-year-old high school student with no previous health history. After soccer practice on an 85Â°F day he states he is very tired and has a headache. His teammate notice he is having trouble opening is combination lock to his locker. They call the trainer and as he is being examined, he starts to have a tonic-clonic seizure that lasts 30-seconds. Emergency Medical Services is called and L.U. is transported to the hospital.
Vital signs are: Temp. 99.8Â°F oral, HR 75, RR 18, B/P 130/80
At the hospital, L.U has another 45 sec. tonic-clonic seizure. The following medications are prescribed:
Â· Diazepam 10 mg IV stat
Â· Phenytoin 0.5mg/kg/min IV infusion
Â· Phenobarbital 1.5mg/kg IV push now
After two night in the hospital with no further seizures, L.U. is discharged with the following medications
Â· Valproic Acid 10mg/kg/day divided into two doses PO
Â· Carbamazine 150mg BID PO
1. Explain the pathophysiology of tonic-clonic seizure?
2. Name three nursing priorities?
3. List a short-term (during your shift) and a long-term (before discharge) SMART goal for the patient?
4. What is the classification, action, and therapeutic effect (reason) for each medications?
5. List drug interactions or contraindications to be concerned about for each drug?
6. What adverse effects/side effects does the nurse need to monitor for each medication?
7. What are some ethical or legal issues to consider with this case?
NUR 2407 Case Study – Epilepsy
NUR 2407 Case Study – Epilepsy
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