Let’s take a look at just some of the
potential complications with a seizure.
So, we’ve talked about earlier,
injury and especially to the head.
Now, respiratory compromise is also
something that can be very serious.
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.
So, why calling for help was,
so, important to get other
providers there to help me.
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.
And lastly, don’t forget about aspiration.
Now, this is a really big problem
because this can happen during
the actual seizure itself.
Now, sometimes we don’t know a
patient’s aspirates and this can
potentially cause problems later in
the hospitalization for the patient.