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Febrile seizures

The purpose of this activity is to review epidemiology, fever pattern, causes, management, and advice for parents in febrile seizures.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Review the epidemiology of febrile seizures
  • Recognise fever pattern in febrile seizures
  • Review the causes of febrile seizures
  • Demonstrate the advice to give parents following their child’s febrile seizure
  • Review the role of medications in febrile seizures.

Written by:

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

Authors/Faculty:

Nikhil Patel, Dipak Ram, Nina Swiderska, Leena D Mewasingh, Richard W Newton, and Martin Offringa

Nikhil Patel, Dipak Ram, Nina Swiderska, Leena D Mewasingh, Richard W Newton, and Martin Offringa

Biography :

Nikhil Patel is a medical student at Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Biography :

Dipak Ram is a grid trainee in paediatric neurology at the Department of Neurology, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester M13 9WL, UK

Biography :

Nina Swiderska is a grid trainee in paediatric neurology at the Department of Neurology, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester M13 9WL, UK

Biography :

Leena D Mewasingh is a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Department of Paediatric Neurology, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London W2 1NY, UK

Biography :

Richard W Newton is a consultant paediatric neurologist at Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Biography :

Martin Offringa is professor, senior scientist, and programme head at the Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Disclosure :

We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: none

Activity Directors:

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

Biography :

William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Biography :

Dr Sophie Cook is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Last updated

17 Aug 2015

Release date

17 Aug 2015

Expiration date

17 Aug 2017

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Australian College of Nursing 1 credit, 1:00 hour ACN 3LP participants can claim 1 CNE point per hour of active learning for modules that are directly related to their area of nursing practice (no limit).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to the module and related journal article
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Dubai Health Authority 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)
Iraqi Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Oman Medical Specialty Board 0.5 credits The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.5 credit points under Category II
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association 0.5 credits, 1:00 hour The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has accredited BMJ Learning. One module equates to 0.5 credits.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
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