What is the seizure protocol?
Put something soft and flat, like a folded jacket, under his or her head. Remove eyeglasses. Loosen ties or anything around the neck that may make it hard to breathe. Time the seizure. Call 911 if the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes.
How do you document a seizure in nursing?
1. Documentation of initial medical history and physical should include the date of seizure onset, type and frequency of seizures, description of typical seizures, previous antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used, and the date of the last seizure.
What is my seizure threshold?
The seizure threshold (ST) is conventionally defined as the minimum charge required to induce a 25 s EEG seizure (Scott 2005). This can theoretically vary up to 40-fold between individuals (Sackeim et al 1987), although in routine practice there is usually a three- to five-fold difference between patients.
What should a nurse do during a seizure?
Maintain in lying position, flat surface; turn head to side during seizure activity; loosen clothing from neck or chest and abdominal areas; suction as needed; supervise supplemental oxygen or bag ventilation as needed postictally.
Can seizures be controlled?
Usually medication is needed to control seizures and treat epilepsy; these commonly prescribed drugs are called anticonvulsants. Medication alone can’t always stop or reduce seizures. A device called a vagus nerve stimulator may help treat epilepsy if you don’t get relief from medication.
How do you control an emergency seizure?
- Keep other people out of the way.
- Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person.
- Don’t try to hold them down or stop the movements.
- Place them on their side, to help keep their airway clear.
- Look at your watch at the start of the seizure, to time its length.
- Don’t put anything in their mouth.
What should the nurse assess post seizure?
After the seizure, assess him for respirations and a pulse. If they’re present and he’s unresponsive, turn him onto his side to help keep his airway patent. If necessary, insert an oral airway and use suction to remove secretions. Take his vital signs.
How are seizures measured?
Your doctor may also suggest tests to detect brain abnormalities, such as: Electroencephalogram (EEG). This is the most common test used to diagnose epilepsy. In this test, electrodes are attached to your scalp with a paste-like substance or cap.
Does Zyrtec lower seizure threshold?
However, pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan can also lower the seizure threshold and are common ingredients in many cold medications. Guaifenesin does not seem to be as much of a problem. Some people are also sensitive to antihistamines, so we suggest that you avoid diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and cetirizine (Zyrtec).
What should you assess after a seizure?
What are some seizure precautions?
Stay safe at home
- Replace glass in doors, windows, showers, and other spaces with safety glass or plastic.
- Keep interior doors unlocked.
- Take showers instead of baths.
- Don’t use electrical appliances near water.
- Use caution with hot items, which could burn you in the case of a seizure.