4204-21: Does the Empirical Evidence Support the PNES Diagnosis?

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4204-21: Does the Empirical Evidence Support the PNES Diagnosis?

An influential segment of neurology is fascinated by psychogenic seizures (PNES). The empirical evidence shows patients with seizures labelled epilepsy and patients with seizures labelled PNES are identical populations separated only by a fallible test. The condition known as PNES is just as disabling as epilepsy because it is epilepsy.

  Catherine A. Carlson, Psy.D., LP

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  39 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Assess the validity of the diagnostic entity known as PNES (psychogenic nonepileptic seizures).

Keywords:  PNES, Seizures, Epilepsy

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 35th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2024

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