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An Epilepsy Management/Action Plan is a risk management tool that lets anyone, who has a person with epilepsy in their care, know what to do and what not to do when that person has a seizure.
Epilepsy Management Plans are often required by schools, pre-schools, child care centres, disability services, disability employment services and supported accommodation and respite services. Plans help staff recognize seizure activity and provide documented procedures to follow should an emergency arise.
Plans should include the following information:
Plans should also include step by step instructions from the treating doctor on:
If the seizure activity requires emergency intervention, ensure that the medication is readily accessible. Intervention medications generally prescribed are rectal diazepam, and more often today, midazolam.
The Plan is intended for use by the person with epilepsy, their family and any other person who has a role in supporting the person with epilepsy, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, including:
Epilepsy ACT have staff available who are able to work with individuals and their families to create an epilepsy care plan. For more information on care plans call us on (02) 6287 4555 or email us