Magnets to the rescue: An innovative educational tool for pediatric patients

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IN ONE PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY outpatient clinic connected to a large teaching hospital in the southeastern United States, about 6,500 patients from across the state of South Carolina are treated annually for epilepsy and other neurologic disorders. (See Epilepsy statistics.)
The information provided to parents in the clinic about how to take care of a child during a seizure was found to be inconsistent, couldn't be located easily in an emergency, and led to unnecessary ED visits. This article describes how an innovative tool was developed to educate and empower parents.
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