A discussion of pediatric seizure precautions and bedside safety would be incomplete without addressing methods to improve patient/family education surrounding the issue.
A final advantage to this algorithm is that it increases cost-effectiveness of appropriate seizure precautions.
Seizure precautions are an important aspect of patient safety; however, they should not be employed indiscriminately because each patient with seizures displays different symptoms.
Before admitting any patient for seizure monitoring, nurses can refer to seizure precautions on the PEMU admission checklist and resource manual or on the hospital's nursing Web site.
Topics in the manual include admission procedures, personnel resources, seizure precautions, monitoring equipment, the ketogenic diet, and administration of medication.
Discussion topics for these propgrams can include TBI causes and symptoms, seizure precautions
, medication management, and alcohol and substance abuse.
Individuals involved with the child during school hours need general information about hydrocephalus, presence of other anomalies (spina bifida), signs/symptoms of shunt complications, seizure precautions, activity restrictions, and medications and side effects.
involved should be knowledgeable and trained in seizure precautions.
The patient remains on bed rest, with standard seizure precautions