Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) occurs when an otherwise healthy person with epilepsy dies suddenly and unexpectedly, and no clear cause of death can be found. People with a higher risk of SUDEP include those with frequent, uncontrolled or drug-resistant seizures.
The U.K.-based non-profit SUDEP Action has created a free, evidence-based SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist for clinicians. This Checklist is currently available only for clinical use (i.e. those who register for it). To access the Checklist, clinicians may request access and register for it at this link: www.sudep.org/checklist.
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