La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili: Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari

Translated title of the contribution: Febrile seizures: Management and know-how

Paolo Siani, Gianluca Tornese, Giovanni Simeone, Filippo Festini, Federico Marchetti

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Abstract

Objectives To study health professionals' knowledge of febrile seizures' management regarding in particular the quality of the information parents receive. Material and methods A survey has been sent to primary care paediatricians, hospital paediatricians, in training paediatricians and paediatric nurses. The survey started from a clinical scenario (a 18 months old girl at her first febrile seizure). Information regarded: a) the incidence of febrile seizures between 6 months and 5 years of age; b) the probability of a second seizure; c) the efficacy of antipiretycs in the prevention of febrile seizures; d) the use of rectal diazepam in recurrent febrile seizures; e) electroencephalography indications. Results Data has been collected by 1025 health professionals: 162 hospital paediatricians, 604 primary care paediatricians, 92 paediatricians in training, 167 paediatric nurses. Only 45% answered correctly all the questions; 64% answered correctly the question regarding the incidence of febrile seizures (3-5%); 58% gave a correct answer to the question regarding the recurrence (20-30%); 75% answered correctly the question on the efficacy of antipyretics in the prevention; 75% think that diazepam by rectal administration should be used if the seizures lasts more than 1-2 minutes; 81% think that there are no indications for electroencephalography. Conclusions The research has strong limits due to the sample selection. The results, considering their limits, show a discreet knowledge of health professionals. Guidelines should be shared by all health professionals considering that less than 50% answered correctly all questions. Parents should receive correct information based on guidelines.

Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationQuaderni ACP
Pages195-197
Number of pages3
Volume17
Edition5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Febrile Seizures
Health
Diazepam
Electroencephalography
Primary Health Care
Seizures
Parents
Guidelines
Rectal Administration
Antipyretics
Incidence
Pediatricians
Recurrence
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Siani, P., Tornese, G., Simeone, G., Festini, F., & Marchetti, F. (2010). La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili: Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari. In Quaderni ACP (5 ed., Vol. 17, pp. 195-197)

La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili : Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari. / Siani, Paolo; Tornese, Gianluca; Simeone, Giovanni; Festini, Filippo; Marchetti, Federico.

Quaderni ACP. Vol. 17 5. ed. 2010. p. 195-197.

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Siani, P, Tornese, G, Simeone, G, Festini, F & Marchetti, F 2010, La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili: Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari. in Quaderni ACP. 5 edn, vol. 17, pp. 195-197.
Siani P, Tornese G, Simeone G, Festini F, Marchetti F. La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili: Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari. In Quaderni ACP. 5 ed. Vol. 17. 2010. p. 195-197
Siani, Paolo ; Tornese, Gianluca ; Simeone, Giovanni ; Festini, Filippo ; Marchetti, Federico. / La gestione delle convulsioni febbrili : Le conoscenze degli operatori sanitari. Quaderni ACP. Vol. 17 5. ed. 2010. pp. 195-197
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