• EL2

10 minutes

GPs,GP trainees

Quick tips: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)- Archived [?]

In this quick tips video module, neuropsychiatrist Dr Rohit Shankar gives GPs a focused update on SUDEP, with practical advice on prevention and how to manage risk in patients with epilepsy, enabling you to have informed discussions about SUDEP with your patients in primary care.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Understand the significance of SUDEP in primary care
  • Identify and monitor patients at risk of SUDEP
  • Recognise how to manage individual risk
  • Know when to refer a patient with epilepsy to a specialist.


Rohit Shankar

Peer reviewed by:

Matthew Walker

Last updated

17 Dec 2019

Release date

18 Aug 2017


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0:10 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFP Punkte. DFP Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Karnataka Medical Council 0:10 hours Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0:10 hours 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 10 minutes credit 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
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:10 hours 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 Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0:10 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is considered to be the equivalent of 10 minutes of CPD learning (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0:10 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
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