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Student Returning To School After Seizure

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by Melmel75 Melmel75 (New Member) New Member

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We had a student that had a major seizure last night that had her end up in the ER. She was dismissed at 11 p.m., but was at school today.

Is there a policy of kid's returning to school after a bigger seizure? Mom is working on Health Plan and emergency medication today.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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Any diagnosis at this stage? Any instructions from ED re: plan until student can be further evaluated? (i.e. medication, call 911, etc)

I'll start there and see when student's follow is. I have a general seizure action plan I use and have posted in all classrooms. 

As for "policy" re: return - mine is just okay from doctor to be cleared for school officially, than I'd refer to my seizure plan above (and let parent know I'm doing so) until a more detailed plan is in place. 

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We don't have a policy for returning.  with the few I have had like this I just let the teachers know and give them some basic first aid instructions and I let parents know if it happens at school it is an automatic 911 call until I have a physician signed Seizure action plan in place.  

Even though I live in a large city with 2 major Children's hospitals nearby it usually takes a good 6 weeks before these kids can get an appointment with a Neuro doc and I can get an Action plan. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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New onset seizure or big one but a known disorder?

Neurological or psychological?

I am not much help. How's the kid acting? If the behavior is WNL for this student....let it ride?

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On 9/9/2019 at 1:31 PM, Melmel75 said:

We had a student that had a major seizure last night that had her end up in the ER. She was dismissed at 11 p.m., but was at school today.

 

Aside from what everyone else is saying, who sends their kid back to school with a discharge from ER at 2300?  I am sure by the time family got home, got pj's on and in bed, it had to be midnight...why not let kiddo sleep in the next day?

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