Epilepsy management plan
Why have an epilepsy management plan?
A well-prepared plan can help others understand your condition and best respond to your needs. You can share this document at your discretion with your school, workplace, service providers or any clubs or organisations you are involved in. This ensures you are cared for respectfully which can be reassuring and even potentially life-saving.
What information should be included?
The plan should describe:
- Relevant medical history, including epilepsy diagnosis
- Current medications
- Seizure type/s and presentation/s
- Seizure triggers
- Seizure first aid measures
- Emergency measures should they be required
The epilepsy management plan should be current, accurate and easy to understand and should be developed by the person or people who have the most knowledge and experience of a person’s epilepsy and seizures. It is very important for the person with epilepsy to be part of this planning process. A team approach to developing a plan is often helpful.
Epilepsy Queensland recommends this plan be reviewed and signed by the person’s doctor, and reviewed annually to ensure it is remains accurate and current.