Status Epilepticus and Those Pesky Anti-Epileptic Drugs – AED Monitoring Tips and Tricks 


This is an 1199/City Education Fund sponsored program.  No out-of-pocket cost for 1199/City Fund members.   In order to participate, you must have been a full-time or part-time  worker for at least one year at a New York City agency or facility participating in the 1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund.

Activity Overview

This presentation will review pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles related to managing anti-epileptic drugs in an ICU setting and applying those principles to status epilepticus management

Learning Objectives

  • Review pharmacokinetic principles related to absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination
  • Discuss how pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles relate to drug interactions most commonly related to anti-epileptic drugs
  • Differentiate elimination kinetics as it relates to early generation anti-epileptic drugs
  • Practice adjustment equations as it relates to alterations in protein binding of anti-epileptic drugs
  • Memorize appropriate infusion rates of anti-epileptic drugs that prioritizes both safety and efficacy
  • Identify drugs at high risk of drug interactions and mitigation strategies
  • Review recent literature regarding anti-epileptic drugs used for the management of status epilepticus
  • Recommend appropriate monitoring pearls for patients receiving multiple anti-epileptic drugs for the management of status epilepticus

UAN: 0134-0000-20-175-L01-P

PROGRAM TYPE: Knowledge-based


The NYSCHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (total contact hours=2). Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit are available to participants upon the conclusion of the program with a survey link. Participant must verify attendance at the meeting by entering the program CE code.

Attendees have 45 days from the date of the program to retrieve their credits. Payments to NYSCHP or WNYSHP are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (i.e., ordinary, necessary business expenses; miscellaneous itemized deduction).

There are no fees associated with these activities.



  • Operating System: Mac OSX 10.9 or later OR Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (Note: For devices running Windows they must run Windows Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher fi3/i5Ji7 or AMD equivalent)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internet connection: Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and Microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam: built-in or USB plug-in

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