Patients with epilepsy have a higher rate of premature death than the general population. The commonest cause of death from epilepsy is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
This course uses video and case studies to illustrate various points in the clinical management of patients with epilepsy.
General Practice has an important role to work with people with epilepsy and their families to minimise the impact of the condition and the risk of death. This can be done by carrying out epilepsy reviews in primary care, by referring to other services where necessary, by signposting patients to resources and by liaising with the family after an epilepsy related death.
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: May 2016
Reviewed and updated: January 2018