Recognition and nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620818
Title:
Recognition and nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children.
Authors:
Fenton-Jones, M. G.; Pasupulety Venkata, Nagendra Kumar; Smith, Penny; Lobban, T. C.; Paul, S. P.
Abstract:
Reflex anoxic seizures (RAS) present with a transient loss of consciousness and are triggered by an unexpected stimuli. These are paroxysmal, short-lived episodes of pronounced bradycardia or transient asystole; the episodes are self-limiting, lasting between 15 seconds and 1 minute. RAS are an important differential diagnosis of transient loss of consciousness but they are commonly misdiagnosed as epileptic events. An accurate and focused history is key to the diagnosis. They are mostly managed by performing an ECG to rule out other causes of arrhythmia, with subsequent explanation of the condition and reassurance given to parents. Nurses play an important role in eliciting the history and providing support to parents following the diagnosis. This article addresses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of RAS, with suggestions for management. An illustrative case study is included to highlight some of the challenges that health professionals working in different clinical set-ups are likely to come across while managing a child with RAS.
Citation:
Recognition and nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children. 2018, 27 (15):886-892 Br J Nurs
Publisher:
Mark Allen Group
Journal:
British Journal of Nursing (BJN)
Issue Date:
Aug-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620818
DOI:
10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.886
PubMed ID:
30089051
Additional Links:
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.886?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0966-0461
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics; 2018 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorFenton-Jones, M. G.en
dc.contributor.authorPasupulety Venkata, Nagendra Kumaren
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Pennyen
dc.contributor.authorLobban, T. C.en
dc.contributor.authorPaul, S. P.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-25T15:14:57Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-25T15:14:57Z-
dc.date.issued2018-08-
dc.identifier.citationRecognition and nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children. 2018, 27 (15):886-892 Br J Nursen
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.pmid30089051-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.886-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620818-
dc.description.abstractReflex anoxic seizures (RAS) present with a transient loss of consciousness and are triggered by an unexpected stimuli. These are paroxysmal, short-lived episodes of pronounced bradycardia or transient asystole; the episodes are self-limiting, lasting between 15 seconds and 1 minute. RAS are an important differential diagnosis of transient loss of consciousness but they are commonly misdiagnosed as epileptic events. An accurate and focused history is key to the diagnosis. They are mostly managed by performing an ECG to rule out other causes of arrhythmia, with subsequent explanation of the condition and reassurance given to parents. Nurses play an important role in eliciting the history and providing support to parents following the diagnosis. This article addresses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of RAS, with suggestions for management. An illustrative case study is included to highlight some of the challenges that health professionals working in different clinical set-ups are likely to come across while managing a child with RAS.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.15.886?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmeden
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Cardiologyen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Paediatricsen
dc.titleRecognition and nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursing (BJN)en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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