Dear Nurses

Friday, May 16, 2008

SIMPLIFYING SEIZURES


It is difficult to predict exactly when a seizure (Hyponatremia)is going to happen. However, if you know what to do when it happens, patient safety will be ensured.Treatment of the seizure, is usually directed at the cause. For example, correction of electrolyte imbalances (Chapter 1)
may be all that is needed to correct seizure activity(Simplifying Seizures).
If however the patient in your care has a history of seizures, HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS:
- follow MD orders
- Care planning and patient /family education to include seizure activity
- keep the side rails up AT ALL TIMES. Bed rails are usually padded, to prevent injury.
- a sign posted over the bed to read -SEIZURE PRECAUTIONS.
- an airway at bedside, oxygen with tubing available.
- a room close to the desk , so it is easy to see what is going on in the room.
For more information about seizures,ENJOY WATCHING THE VIDEO,
simply click on the link:
(SESSIONS 15, SEIZURE ACTIVITY).

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