What to do if a student has a seizure at school?

What to do if a student has a seizure at school?

General Seizure Care

  1. Stay with the person until the seizure is over or professional medical help arrives.
  2. Check to see if they are wearing a medical bracelet.
  3. When the seizure ends, help them sit in a safe place and inform them of what happened.
  4. Comfort them and speak calmly to them.
  5. Ensure they get home safely.

What is the appropriate care for a febrile seizure?

If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and follow these steps: Place your child on his or her side on a soft, flat surface where he or she won’t fall. Start timing the seizure. Stay close to watch and comfort your child.

What is the management of seizure?

Usually medication is needed to control seizures and treat epilepsy; these commonly prescribed drugs are called anticonvulsants. Medication alone can’t always stop or reduce seizures. A device called a vagus nerve stimulator may help treat epilepsy if you don’t get relief from medication.

What is a seizure management plan?

A seizure management plan (SMP) is a document providing essential information to anyone who may be in a position to assist someone having a seizure – whether that be family, friends, carers, teachers, colleagues or other involved professionals.

How do you prevent fever seizures?

Giving the child diazepam (Valium) when illness or fever begins can reduce the risk of having another febrile seizure. However, to prevent one febrile seizure in this way, 14 other children who were never destined to have another febrile seizure will receive the medicine needlessly!

What needs to be included when educating parents about febrile seizures?

If a child is having a febrile seizure, parents and caregivers should do the following: Note the start time of the seizure. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call an ambulance. The child should be taken immediately to the nearest medical facility for diagnosis and treatment.

How would you support a learner with epilepsy in the classroom?

Teachers could help students with epilepsy by recognizing and understanding learning challenges by:

  1. Eliminate distractions.
  2. Give a short set of instructions that are clearly understood by the student.
  3. Be prepared to re-instruct during a lesson.
  4. Allow for processing time.

What temperature is a febrile seizure?

Febrile seizures are convulsions that occur in a child who is between six months and five years of age and has a temperature greater than 100.4º F (38º C). The majority of febrile seizures occur in children between 12 and 18 months of age. Febrile seizures can be frightening to watch.

At what temperature do seizures occur?

Most febrile seizures occur when the temperature is greater than 102.2 ºF (39ºC). Most febrile seizures cause convulsions or rhythmic twitching or movement in the face, arms, or legs that lasts less than one to two minutes. Less commonly, the convulsion lasts 15 minutes or more.

What are pediatric seizure precautions?

Seizure home care advice Keep calm. You cannot stop a seizure. Do not try to hold your child or stop their movements. Stay with your child until they are fully awake.

How effective is seizure management in the school setting?

Effective seizure management in the school setting is a critical issue for students with seizures, as well as their parents, classmates, and school personnel. The unpredictable nature of seizures and the potential outcomes of experiencing a seizure in school are sources of anxiety for students with seizures.

What are the treatment guidelines for afebrile seizures?

Aim to identify reversible cause and manage accordingly. Seizures lasting more than 5 minutes should be treated. EEG should not be routinely performed after a first afebrile seizure.

What is the clinical history of an afebrile seizure?

The clinical history is key when determining the likelihood of recurrence after a child experiences a first afebrile seizure. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in childhood.

What is the prognosis of afebrile seizures in children?

EEG should not be routinely performed after a first afebrile seizure. Ensure parental education regarding safety and future seizures. Unprovoked seizures are common in children with around 8% having a seizure by 15 years of age. Most seizures are brief and self-limiting, generally ceasing within 5 minutes.