Paediatric Status epilepticus



Initial management

  • Ensure patent airway
    • Position, suction, ventilate
  • 100% O2
  • Check glucose
  • IV or IO access if no delay (otherwise buccal or IM midazolam to stop the seizing)
  • STOP the seizure
  • Cefotaxime, acyclovir and erythromycin if aetiology unclear
  • No Lumbar Puncture if reduced level of consciousness

> 3 months Mx Algorithm

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≤ 3 months Mx Algorithm

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Content by Dr Rory O'Brien, Dr Michael Dunphy, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan. Last review Dr Rory O'Brien 9/06/22.