NCLEX RN Practice Question # 605

NCLEX Quiz # 605.

Practice Question # 605.




types of Seizures

What is Seizures


  • Seizures are an abnormal, sudden, excessive discharge of electrical activity within the brain.
  • Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by chronic seizure activity and indicates brain or CNS irritation.
  • Causes include genetic factors, trauma, tumors, circulatory or metabolic disorders, toxicity, and infections.
  • Status epilepticus involves a rapid succession of epileptic spasms without intervals of consciousness; it is a potential complication that can occur with any type of seizure, and brain damage may result.

Types of seizures

  • Generalized seizures
  • Partial seizures


  • Seizure history
  • Type of seizure
  • Occurrences before, during, and after the seizure
  • Prodromal signs, such as mood changes, irritability, and insomnia
  • Aura: Sensation that warns the client of the impending seizure
  • Loss of motor activity or bowel and bladder function or loss of consciousness during the seizure
  • Occurrences during the postictal state, such as headache, loss of consciousness, sleepiness, and impaired speech or thinking

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