Critically ill patients often have or develop conditions that make them susceptible to seizures and epilepsy. Treatment frequently involves the use of anticonvulsants. In order to use these effectively, the critical care nurse must be aware of the indications and controversies surrounding their use, the pathophysiologic conditions that impact on the disposition, and appropriate dosing and monitoring of these agents in the critical care setting
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Advance in Neuroscience| November 01 1991
Anticonvulsants: Pharmacotberapeutic Issues in the Critically Ill Patient
Robert E. Dupuis, PharmD;
*From the School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Reprint requests to Robert E. Dupuis, PharmD, School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall CB#7360, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (4): 639–656.
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Robert E. Dupuis, Jorge Miranda-Massari; Anticonvulsants: Pharmacotberapeutic Issues in the Critically Ill Patient. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1991; 2 (4): 639–656. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-4004
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