Special Considerations of Potential Complications (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea

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    00:00 Let’s take a look at just some of the potential complications with a seizure.

    00:15 So, we’ve talked about earlier, injury and especially to the head.

    00:16 Now, respiratory compromise is also something that can be very serious.

    00:19 I particularly as a nurse had a patient have a really bad seizure and the patient had really severe respiratory compromise and that turned into a pretty scary situation.

    00:29 So, why calling for help was, so, important to get other providers there to help me.

    00:33 Also don’t forget that the patient can have a decreased mental capacity, so, we really need to make sure that we provide ongoing monitoring.

    00:41 And lastly, don’t forget about aspiration.

    00:44 Now, this is a really big problem because this can happen during the actual seizure itself.

    00:50 Now, sometimes we don’t know a patient’s aspirates and this can potentially cause problems later in the hospitalization for the patient.

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    The lecture Special Considerations of Potential Complications (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea is from the course Seizure Precautions and Management (Nursing).

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    1. Head injury
    2. Respiratory compromise
    3. Aspiration
    4. Increased mental capacity

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     Samantha Rhea

    Samantha Rhea

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