Summary Writer: George McClintock
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Stacey Jankelowitz
Associate Professor Stacey Jankelowitz discusses a common occurrence on the wards, Seizures.
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.
Case 1 – 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.
The patient seems to be recovering from the seizure but thenthey start to have another seizure.
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