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Seizure care plan
If a student has epilepsy and is prone to seizures the school, kindergarten or child care centre will need to be given a seizure care plan and intranasal midazolam authority as appropriate. These documents are written by health professionals together with the family. Seizure care plan
(Word 98KB) – this collects information about:
Intranasal midazolam authority
- warning signs
- known triggers
- seizure types
- recovery management.
(Word 603KB) – this collects information about:
- required response once a seizure begins
- when intranasal midazolam is required
- the dosage
- instructions for midazolam delivery.
The school, kindergarten or child care centre will develop a health support plan with you that details what staff need to do to manage your child’s seizures including:
- storage of medication
- minimisation of risk of exposure to triggers where possible
- training of staff
- procedures for camps and excursions.
If prescribed medication is part of the seizure care plan an appropriate supply must be given to the school or preschool. Medication must be in its original container with clear directions on the dose and frequency.
Where intranasal midazolam is prescribed, a clearly-labelled plastic ampoule kit with a single dose must be provided.
Staff will call an ambulance on administration of intranasal midazolam. Students must either be transported to hospital or taken home as staff are unable to provide the level of supervision required following administration of this medication.
Detailed information on management of seizures in education and children’s services is provided on the education department's website.
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