Management of Pediatric Febrile Seizures

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Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder. Febrile seizures are frightening to witness, and therefore caregiver education is paramount to help relieve anxiety levels. Acknowledgment of this concern by pediatric health care providers is needed to understand the importance of education, reassurance, and anticipatory guidance for caregivers. This article aims to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and management of febrile seizures for the nurse practitioner based on the most current literature. Through appropriate clinical interventions, anticipatory guidance, and caregiver education, the nurse practitioner can substantially increase the comfort of the patients and their caregivers.




Ma, L., & McCauley, S. O. (2018). Management of Pediatric Febrile Seizures. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(2), 74–80.

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