WHAT TO DO DURING A SEIZURE:
IN THE EVENT OF A SEIZURE:
Place child on their side and support their head to avoid injury but do not restrain movement.
Ensure that the area is clear to avoid injury.
Do not put anything in their mouth.
Reassure the child and stay with them until they recover.
Note the time when the seizure started.
If safe and possible take a video of the event.
WHEN TO CALL AN AMBULANCE (999):
If this is the child’s first seizure.
If at any stage you feel that you need assistance.
If the seizure has not stopped by 5 minutes.
If you notice that the child is not breathing or is turning blue.
If the child has suffered serious injury due to the seizure.
If after a seizure stops another seizure starts.
If after the seizure has stopped you are worried that the child is not recovering back to normal (however, appearing sleepy after a seizure is common).
If your doctor has issued you with emergency medications do give them as instructed if the seizure has lasted for more than 5 minutes and after you have called an ambulance.
Your doctor or epilepsy nurse will advise how to ensure you are appropriately trained to administer seizure rescue medication.
For further information on how to administer buccal midazolam click here.