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Slovenska pediatrija 2012; 19: 165-169

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TREATING THE PATIENT WITH EPILEPSY IN HOSPITAL

L. T. Peršin
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

V. Najdenov
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

The nursing sister plays an important role in the management of patients with epilepsy in hospital. She is the only one constantly by the patient´s side. The duties performed by the nurse when treating patients with epilepsy in hospital are: to insure the patient´s safety, precise observation and recording of seizures, health education, helping the patient perform everyday functions, carrying out medicotechnical procedures if necessary and including parents in the care and treatment process.

Key words: nursing sister, child, parents, epileptic seizures, epilepsy.