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ERIC Number: EJ878176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Emergency Management of Seizures in the School Setting
O'Dell, Christine; O'Hara, Kathryn; Kiel, Sarah; McCullough, Kathleen
Journal of School Nursing, v23 n3 p158-165 2007
Effective seizure management in the school setting is a critical issue for students with seizures, as well as their parents, classmates, and school personnel. The unpredictable nature of seizures and the potential outcomes of experiencing a seizure in school are sources of anxiety for students with seizures. The ability to respond appropriately to a seizure is of concern to parents and school personnel. Implementation of a seizure emergency treatment plan empowers school personnel to quickly treat the child. Diazepam rectal gel is commonly used in seizure emergency treatment plans. It is safe and effective in terminating seizures and reduces the time to treatment and the need for emergency department visits when used in the school setting, and can be administered by medical and delegated to trained nonmedical personnel. School nurses should be aware of the laws and professional recommendations that pertain to rectal medication administration in schools for optimal emergency seizure management. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
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