Associate Professor Stacey Jankelowitz discusses seizures, a common occurrence on the wards.
Summary Writer: George McClintock
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Stacey Jankelowitz
Associate Professor Stacey Jankelowitz is a Staff Specialist neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Stacey has clinical and research interests in stroke and peripheral nerve and muscle disease.
With Dr Stacey Jankelowitz – Neurology Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Seizures are relatively common on the wards and can be very intimidating to the junior doctor.
You are a junior doctor, working nights and you are about to put in a cannula when the patient in the next bed starts to make some violent jerking movements and appears to be unconscious.
Once the seizure is complete:
After the seizure:
The patient seems to be recovering from the seizure but then they start to have another seizure.
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