Seizure Preparedness and Safety
Be prepared for seizures before they happen. Explore resources to learn about seizure safety and develop a safety plan.
How Can You Be Prepared and Stay Safe?
Safety is always the biggest concern when it comes to seizures. Staying safe means you need to know how seizures can affect day-to-day activities and other health related issues, such as:
- Driving - laws and restrictions
- Water safety - swimming and bathing
- Fire safety – cooking and fireplaces
- Home safety – sharp corners and carpets
- Heights – ladders and stairs
- Recreation – sports and outdoors
- Medication side effects
- Bone health
- Birth control
Whether you’re a person with epilepsy or a caregiver, plan ahead for what you and your family should do during a seizure. This might mean taking a training, creating a Seizure Action Plan, or even practicing seizure drills. Having the right plan in place helps everyone stay calm and prevent emergencies.
Schools and Seizure Preparedness
Less than 20% of health education teachers receive epilepsy training. If you’re a school administrator, it’s critical that your personnel know what epilepsy is, how to recognize seizures, and how to provide Seizure First Aid.Learn about the importance of seizure preparedness in schools
Seizure Action Plans
A Seizure Action Plan is a form that your family can use to write down what to do when your family member has a seizure. Having a plan can help you organize your seizure information and have it available when and where you need it.Learn how to create your own Seizure Action Plan
Set aside time for a seizure drill - a time when you can practice what each person will do if a seizure occurs. Using these drills will help you feel more prepared and able to help when a seizure happens.Learn more about seizure drills
Many common activities can become dangerous for people with epilepsy and seizures. You can take steps to make these activities safer.Learn more about staying safe
School Seizure Action Plan
A form that helps family, teachers, and others know what to do during a seizure.
My Seizure Diary
My Seizure Diary helps you record, track, and manage your seizures and epilepsy.
Seizure First Aid Resources
First aid videos and posters you can share to help others learn about seizure first aid.
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