Seizure IM prn meds


I am starting a new job at a group home for the DD. I was told that the policy is that when a resident has a seizure that the nurse is to wait 5 minutes and then only give the IM meds for seizure if and only if the resident is still having a seizure after 5 minutes. Is this really the correct way to do it? The MAR just says give prn for seizures.


Surprised1, MSN, RN

Specializes in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. Has 10 years experience. 128 Posts

Usually the parameter is 3 minutes. Did you check your P&P to see if you were told the correct information?

Once you get to know your patients and their patterns, you may find that some of them need a rescue at onset because they go into status. Can you talk to their epileptologist about your questions?

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