Controlling Chaos: Prehospital Care of the Seizure Patient

SS for Controlling ChaosThere are many causes for altered mental status and just as many causes of seizures… some related, some not.  This CE explores both and goes in depth in the role of the GABA and glutamate receptors.  They are not only the major receptors involved in regulating neural activity, but we target GABA receptors with our prehospital medications. The education also takes a look at the common benzodiazepines used to control most seizures, and why delays to treatment can cause harm.  Click on the “more” link below to access the educational pdf and more.

To earn credit for this education:

Step 1: Media

The education is contained in a pdf file that can be downloaded from our DropBox account at:

You don’t need a DropBox account or even a login to access any of our educational materials. Just click on the “Download” button that appears at the upper right corner, and if a pop-up box appears, look towards the bottom option, “No thanks, continue to download”.


Step 2: Take the Quiz at QuestBase

Log into your QuestBase account we’ve built for you at If you don’t have a free account yet, please visit our “Sign Up“ page for information on how to obtain one. Once you’ve logged in, look for the CE entitled: “Controlling Chaos – Prehospital Care of the Patient with Seizures”.


Step 3: Education you’ll earn upon successful completion:

Texas state: 1 hour for Medical (all certifications) or…

NREMT for NCCP requirements:
1 hour towards Medical: Neurological Emergencies – Seizures