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What are the two types of seizure disorders in children.
Partial and Generalized
What are important nursing interventions for child with seizures?
1. Stay with child
2. Maintain airway
3. Give them space
4. Call ambulance if they stop breathing, injury happens, child is a diabetic, child goes into status epilepticus, child is unresponsive to pain, or if child is having their first seizure.
5. Time from the start to the end
6. Do follow-up with parents and family
7. Give diastat rectally if ordered
8. Parent education is important.
What is hydrocephalis?
An increased amount of CSF.
How is hydrocephalus treated?
By placing a VP shunt in the patient. It is placed in the ventricle and passes the CSF to the peritoneal cavity, atrium of heart, or pleural spaces.
What are signs of shunt infection?
Changes in responsiveness and irritability after fever. Other signs include low grade fever, malaise, HA, nausea.
What is the predominant manifestation of hydrocephalus?
rapid head growth