Nurses, been an LPN for 3 months. Charge nurse on a psych unit. Sweet, confused 57 yo pt with ATOH dementia and seizure disorder went into status epilepticus on my shift at 1:30 pm today. He gets 300 mg Dilantin every morning at 8 am. I worked yesterday as well as today. WHAT IF I FORGOT HIS MEDS two days in a row??? I'm so scared. I don't think I forgot his Dilantin, but what if I did?? He's in ICU now, intubated on Ativan. Can a man with seizure disorder enter status epilepticus even when he's been taking meds as prescribed? My first aid was very good as events unfolded, but now I'm researching and learning most common cause is skipped meds? How many days skipped meds would it take? He got his meds first out of 30 patients today, so I highly doubt I missed the Dilantin but what if I did, I'm human!! I didn't think to check med sheets as I left this evening. Can a person w/ disgnosed seizure disorder enter status epilepticus for a reason other than missed dosing?