Neuro 01: Treatment of Status Epilepticus

This is a 12 minute review of the treatment of status epilepticus in the Emergency Department. I’m still playing with the format so feel free to tell me what you like and what you don’t like, what works and what doesn’t. Do you feel that this actually teaches you something?

When we work together in the department, we can now discuss the treatment of status and you can teach me a thing or two!

Here’s a link to the PDF I made during the video.


  1. Tamara says:

    I just witnessed a patient in status epilepticus during my last ER shift, and this presentation is a very useful reminder of the treatment protocol. I also learned several things that I didn’t previously know!

  2. Jenn says:

    Stumbled on this last video when I was scouring through the archives to make sure I hadn’t missed any — I can’t help but notice that there is no link on the M4 curriculum page to this video as well as the tachycardia videos — not sure if this was intentional or not…

    I have really enjoyed watching your videos — the only other video I’ve seen like them is the video by Dr. Mike Evans “23 and 1/2 hours: what is the single best thing we can do for our health” ( — the difference being that he uses what looks like Sharpie on possibly a white board. It is a very entertaining way of delivering information — much better than a purely audio lecture and also better than watching the professor lecture while needing to scribble down notes. It really helped to be able to access the pdf’s so I could focus on listening and processing the information rather than writing.

    Looking forward to more videos in the future! I’ve shared your website with the EMIG group at Western U — hopefully they’ll find it useful as well!

    1. Rahul says:

      Thanks. I’ve seen that video before. If you like those, check out those by RSAnimate (the Royal Society of the Arts) where they animate various speakers. This guy (and those guys) have incredible artistic abilities… which I lack.

  3. Jeff says:

    Really enjoyed the video. I appreciated the systematic “ABCDF” approach to considering straightforward and quick differential diagnoses for seizures. Especially appreciated simple considerations (ie Side-effects, dosages) of treatments.

  4. Nisha B. says:

    ABCDF was really important! I had no idea that patients are often hypertensive initially and their pressures can drop – great way to keep an eye on the life threatening aspects of the seizures first.

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