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focal seizure
begins in one area or hemisphere of the brain
symptoms are specific to area involved
Jacksonian seizure
no LOC; rarely last > 1min
complex partial seizure
longer than 1 min, followed by confusion
alteration in LOC
characteristics of generalized seizures
all of brain involved
sychronized bilateral movement
patient loses consciousness several seconds or minutes
antiseizure med's
dilantin
tegretol
phenobarbitol
depakote
most common side effect of dilantin
hypertrophy of gingival tissues
nursing care of seizures
patent airway
suction as needed
protect pt from injury
establish IV access
immediate med admin after seizure
valium
ativan
dilantin