Pre-hospital care of patients after a suspected seizure: incidence, patient characteristics and costs (prehospital seizures)

PROJECT TITLE PRE-HOSPITAL CARE OF PATIENTS AFTER A SUSPECTED SEIZURE: INCIDENCE, PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS AND COSTS (PREHOSPITAL SEIZURES)
Funding body Unfunded.
Team
  • Dr Zahid Asghar, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Jon Dixon, ScHARR, Sheffield University
  • Prof A N Siriwardena, CaHRU, University of Lincoln and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Team/consortium
  • University of Lincoln
  • Sheffield University
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Overarching aim To investigate the incidence, patient characteristics and costs of suspected seizure and which clinical factors predict transport to hospital.
Objectives To use routinely collected clinical data to quantify the incidence, patient characteristics and costs of suspected seizure and which clinical factors predict transport to hospital in the prehospital (ambulance) setting.
Methods Cross sectional design.
Outcomes Incidence, patient characteristics and costs of prehospital presentation of suspected seizure and the clinical factors predict transport to hospital.
Outputs

Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and guidance for ambulance services.

Peer reviewed publications

Conference presentations

  • Asghar Z, Dickson J, Siriwardena AN (2017) Prehospital management of suspected seizures: cross-sectional study in a regional ambulance service. In: SAPC National, 6th–8th July 2016, Dublin Castle, Dublin.
Impact The findings are being used to inform recommendations for ambulance services care of suspected seizures through an update of the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Commitee (JRCALC) guidelines for prehospital management of seizure.

 

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