Treatment of Status Epilepticus

Katherine Lemming, PharmD


Pediatr Pharm. 2018;24(2) 

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Stabilization Phase: 0–5 Minutes

The stabilization phase consists of interventions for emergency department, inpatient setting, or prehospital setting with trained paramedics. Management during the first five minutes of seizure activity includes stabilization of the patient (airway, breathing, circulation, and disability), monitoring vital signs, initiating electrocardiogram monitoring, and obtaining intravenous access for laboratory studies.