Antiepileptics in Epilepsy Treatment

CPDTime.
55m
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Details
CPD55m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 February 2024
Expires 27 February 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course reviews best-practice treatment options for epilepsy and provides essential information on newer and existing antiepileptic medications.

Topics
  • Medications used for epilepsy
  • Medication selection criteria for epilepsy
  • Indications for antiepileptics
  • Adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used antiepileptics
Need

Antiepileptic therapy can be effectively used to help prevent seizures in epilepsy. Due to the risk of adverse effects associated with antiepileptic therapy, however, it is essential pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have the knowledge to correctly identify seizure types, differences between antiepileptics and their indications, as well as adverse medication effects, the safe withdrawal of treatment when necessary, and in some cases, the importance of concentration monitoring.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to review the classification of seizure types and increase and/or revise knowledge of the medications used for treatment in epilepsy.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain epilepsy classification.
  2. Identify medications used for the treatment of epilepsy.
  3. Compare antiepileptics.
  4. Apply your knowledge of antiepileptics to patient scenarios.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of antiepileptic medications throughout patient care.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Presented by
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Anne Leversha View profile
Anne Leversha is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is Director of Medication Education and Management Australia. Anne is a clinical pharmacist, has been a Director of a hospital pharmacy and was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. She is a Fellow of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), is an Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) assessor and consultant and is a trained clinical competency assessor for hospital pharmacists. Anne has been a member of the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee and was a member of the team that developed a national interdisciplinary clinical educator preparation program. She has presented and conducted seminars and workshops in national and international conferences and forums. Anne has published on topics, including improving medication safety with articles on high-risk medicines alerts, drug allergy documentation, clinical pharmacist interventions, and pharmacists’ contribution to medical education.
Details
CPD time55m
First Published
Updated21 February 2024
Expires
27 February 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.
Learning Tools
Topics
Pharmacy
Seizures
Medications
Nurse Practitioners
Epilepsy
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