1. safely move client to the floor
2. push the furniture away from the client
3. remove people from the waiting room
4. assess the client’s blood pressure
note the time, duration and type of seizure
turn the client on his side,and allow him to sleep
“Have you ever had a head injury?”
“Do you have a history of drinking alcohol?”
it is a visual or auditory warning that the seizure is about to start
Instruct the client to refrain from consuming caffeine prior to the EEG.
“The test will rule out many possible causes of seizures”
“I must brush and floss my teeth after every meal.”
Avoid hazardous tasks until the drug has been regulated
“This is all new to you, and you must be frightened. Let’s talk for awhile.
Epilepsy does not prevent women from having children
Learn to identify seizure triggers
“Your menstrual cycle can cause seizure activity due to hormone levels.”
“I will carry a Medic Alert band at all times.”
“According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, your employer cannot terminate you.”
“You need to contact the Department of Transportation to find out the state laws.”
“Someone should be with you that knows what to do if you have a seizure
“It really depends on how well your epilepsy is controlled.”
“You should tell him the truth on the first date so he will know.”
Ensure suction equipment is at the bedside
Dilute the medication and flush the tubing before and after with normal saline
“Have you been taking your medication regularly?”
Pad and elevate the side rails of Alanna’s bed.
“The most important thing is to keep her from injuring herself.”
Tell me about the type of Jewish teachings you practice.
Return the tray provided by the hospital and ask the parents if they would like to take the meal they provided to Alanna’s room
Discuss with the client the importance of having liver function tests while on this medication.
Describe five strategies to prevent seizure activity