Shattering assumptions: ‘Pseudoseizures’

Learn more about psychogenic seizures and how to be a more empathetic provider


We have all been guilty of labeling and judging “pseudoseizures.” First of all, this term is outdated, and this episode looks at a study examining the mortality in psychogenic seizure patients.

In this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast, Montgomery County Hospital District Medical Director Dr. Casey Patrick is joined by Kevin Crocker, LP, FACPE. Crocker is the MCHD division chief of quality and process improvement. He has over 20 years of prehospital experience and has been a paramedic for 18 years. His primary interest is in clinical quality improvement and he is active in contributing to the advancement of EMS field through prehospital research.

Crocker and Dr. Patrick discuss this debilitating disease that needs more attention and improved treatment options. Listen to have your prior assumptions shattered, and leave a better and more empathetic provider.


 

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