Title: Diagnosis of Febrile Seizures in Children: An Adapted Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society (SPNS) 2022
Edition: Adapted
Classification: Standard guideline
Field: Diagnosis
Countries and regions: Saudi Arabia
Guidelines users: This clinical practice guideline is intended for use by general pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric intensivists, pediatric infectious diseases, family physicians, radiology (neuroimaging) physicians, clinical pathology (medical laboratory) physicians, nurse practitioners, medical laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, and other health care providers who evaluate children for febrile seizures.
Evidence classification method: The description of the methodology for the production of this adapted CPG can be fulfilled by utilizing the ‘King Saud University (KSU) Modified ADAPTE’ method. This CPG formal adaptation method includes three phases (setup, adaptation, and finalization), 9 modules, and 24 steps with modifications in specific steps and tools. Overall, the steps of CPG adaptation include the selection of the high-priority health topic, formulation of the CPG adaptation working group, identification of health questions using the PIPOH model, searching and selecting the source original CPGs with clear inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality assessment of included source CPGs by using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II Instrument, assessment of the currency of the selected source CPG(s), drafting of the adapted CPG, external review and consultation process, finalization of the adapted CPG with a set of implementation tools, declaration of conflicts of interests, and finally a plan for review and update. For further details on the specific modifications in steps and tools, refer to the article: https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.129127
Development unit: Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society (SPNS)
Registration time: 2022-08-07
Registration number: PREPARE-2022CN450
Purpose of the guideline: To formulate evidence-based clinical recommendations for healthcare professionals about the diagnosis and neurodiagnostic evaluation of a simple febrile seizure in infants and children.