Nursing the seizure patient

Emily Hooper
Friday, July 2, 2021

Seizures are a common emergency presentation to veterinary practice and can be challenging cases to treat and nurse. There are a large variety of underlying causes for seizures in companion animals, and nursing care can vary depending on the differential diagnoses. Nursing interventions such as seizure plans, intravenous catheter placement and constant rate infusions can all help to provide a rewarding outcome for both the nurse and the patient.

Table 1. Seizure terminology and definitions
Table 1. Seizure terminology and definitions

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