Seizure Care Plan


Seizure Care Plan
The seizure care plan defines all members of the team, communication guidelines (how, when, and how often), and all information necessary to support a child who
may experience seizures while in child care.
Name of Child:
Facility Name:
Description of seizure condition/disorder:
Describe what the child’s seizures look like:
(1) what part of the body is affected? (2) How long do the seizure episodes usually last?
Describe any know “triggers”
for seizure activity:
(behaviors and/or symptoms)
Detail the frequency and duration of child’s typical seizure activity:
Has the child been treated in the emergency room due to their seizures?
How many times?
Has the child stayed overnight in the hospital due to their seizures?
How many times?
Team Member Names and Titles
(parents of the child are to be included)
Care Coordinator
(responsible for developing and administering the Seizure Care Plan):
i If training is necessary, then ALL team members will be trained.
Planned strategies to support the child’s needs and safety issues when the child has a seizure:
(e.g., diapering/toileting, outdoor play, nap/sleeping, etc)
o Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) attached.
o Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attached.
If a seizure occurs, staff will remove objects from the area and place
At risk for injury due to
Injuries related to seizure activity will be
a folded towel/clothing beneath the child’s head. Protective helmet is
uncontrolled seizure activity.
worn as prescribed.
At risk for aspiration of
respiratory secretions or
If a seizure occurs, staff will roll the child onto his/her side.
Child will not aspirate during seizure activity.
vomitus during seizure
Self-esteem disturbance
Provide many opportunities for success. Praise achievements and
The child will successfully adapt to requirements
related to occurrence of
accomplishments. Provide opportunities for child to express feelings
of living with a seizure disorder. The child will
seizure or use of protective
about seizures and any activity restrictions. Reassure the other
demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning
children in the group that the child will be OK if a seizure occurs.
activities. Other children will feel safe.
Parent and child may not be
Staff will document the occurrence of any seizure activity on
Parents, staff and the child will learn to identify
aware of possible triggers.
attached Seizure Activity Log.
triggers and how to avoid them.
Child may be very sleepy,
Staff will make sure that the child is responsive after a seizure, then
The child may safely sleep/rest, if needed, after
but not unresponsive after a
will allow the child to sleep/rest after the seizure.
seizure occurs.
seizure occurs.
What is the team’s communication goal and how will it be achieved
(e.g., notes, communication log, phone calls, meetings, etc.):
How often will team communication occur:
o Daily
o Weekly
o Monthly
o Bi-monthly
Date and time specifics:


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