Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Discuss the pathophysiology of status epilepticus (SE).

2. Explain the urgency of diagnosis and treatment of SE.

3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of SE.

4. Identify the treatment options available for termination of SE.

5. Formulate an initial treatment strategy for a patient in generalized convulsive SE.

6. Compare the pharmacotherapeutic options for refractory SE.

7. Describe adverse drug events associated with the pharmacotherapy of SE.

8. Recommend monitoring parameters for a patient in SE.

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