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Basic Seizure Care

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by T-Wave T-Wave (New Member) New Member

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Looking for information and possibly articles on basic, universal seizure care.  I need to brush up on latest info.

We had a patient go into her second seizure while in our out-patient clinic.  All I could do was take vitals, O2 and lay her on her side.  

What assessments, interventions (sans pharmaceuticals) could I have done so I am better prepared for next time?

 

Many thanks!

T-Wave

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Hi there, a couple things come to mind. I haven’t had a lot of Neuro experience but I have seizures myself and I didn’t see any other replies so I figured I would mention them. Pad the railings. Time each seizure from beginning to end. Check to see if patient was incontinent. Hope this helps a little. 

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amyjm333 is a RN and specializes in Emergency/Trauma Nurse.

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In the ED our standard is to initiate Seizure Precautions (bed rails up and pads placed), blood glucose taken, seizure time and length recorded, VS, verify suction is available, MD notification with med orders if applicable. 

 

 

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