Antiepileptics in Epilepsy Treatment

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Updated 27 Feb 2024 Certificate

This Ausmed Course reviews best-practice treatment options for epilepsy and provides essential information on newer and existing antiepileptic medications.

Content

5 Video Units • 14 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
2m
Pretest
3 Questions
Medications Used for Epilepsy
3 Questions
10m
Medication Selection Criteria for Epilepsy
2 Questions
10m
Indications for Antiepileptics
1 Question
4m
Adverse Reactions and Interactions of Antiepileptics
3 Questions
14m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Explain epilepsy classification.

2

Identify medications used for the treatment of epilepsy.

3

Compare antiepileptics.

4

Apply your knowledge of antiepileptics to patient scenarios.

Who it's for:

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of antiepileptic medications throughout patient care.

Why it's needed:

Antiepileptic therapy can be effectively used to help prevent seizures in epilepsy. Due to the risk of adverse effects associated with antiepileptic therapy, however, it is essential pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have the knowledge to correctly identify seizure types, differences between antiepileptics and their indications, as well as adverse medication effects, the safe withdrawal of treatment when necessary, and in some cases, the importance of concentration monitoring.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to review the classification of seizure types and increase and/or revise knowledge of the medications used for treatment in epilepsy.

Topics

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Last updated27 Feb 2024

Published13 Jan 2021

Due for review27 Feb 2025
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