Children's epilepsy resource for Clinicians

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Epilepsy Management Documents

 

Comprehensive management packs

This pack should be given to every child who presents with a first afebrile seizure. It contains a checklist of what to cover in first seizure presentations before a child is discharged home, safety information, seizure first aid, an event record for families to document any additional seizures, and a PENNSW flyer.    

       

This pack should be given to every child with a new diagnosis of epilepsy. It contains a checklist of what to cover in newly diagnosed epilepsy, safety information, a First Aid Seizure Management Plan (to be completed by the Doctor for childcare, preschool, school, or respite centres), an Emergency Seizure Medication Order (to be completed by the Doctor for children who require emergency seizure medication such as Midazolam), contact details for CPR courses (especially for families of children who require emergency seizure medications), an event diary for families to keep track of seizures, and a PENNSW flyer.  

 

ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF SEIZURES

NSW Clinical Practice Guidelines, Infants and children: Acute Management of Seizures (algorithm pg 4).

 

Case management of children with epilepsy 

 

Emergency Seizure Management Documents

 

Article on Midazolam for Status Epilepticus (R. Smith & J. Brown, Australian Prescriber, 2017:40(1);23-25.)

 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead has also developed a free online program (CPR Training for Parents) to teach the steps involved in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a baby (aged less than 12 months) or a child (aged over one year). The online resource can be accessed by clicking here:

 

 

 

 

 

This page was created in March 2012It was last reviewed in December 2017.