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Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

This section is aimed at UK nurses, but may be of use to nurses in other countries

Epilepsy Action believes that it is very important for people with epilepsy and their families to be aware of the risks associated with epilepsy. There is a significant risk that people with epilepsy should be aware of and that is sudden death due to epilepsy. It is important to remember that the risks of dying because of epilepsy are low. There are also things you can do to make the risks even lower.

Many people who knew somebody who died due to SUDEP have told us they wished they had known more about the risks, before the person died. Therefore, the aim of this information is to raise awareness of the risk of sudden death associated with epilepsy. It also offers practical advice and suggestions on ways to reduce this risk.

Event Date: 
Thursday 26 February 2015 - 10:31

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