Healthcare in schools: draft guidance

Guidance for NHS boards, education authorities and schools on supporting children and young people with healthcare needs in schools.

Annex B: Other Condition Specific Information

Children and young people with epilepsy prescribed with emergency rescue medicine

1. All children and young people with epilepsy who have been prescribed emergency rescue medication should have a written protocol for administration of this medication, signed by the prescriber. In most cases an emergency medication plan issued from the child's hospital team or GP can be added to an individual healthcare plan, rather than producing a further document.

2. Staff administering epilepsy rescue medication must be appropriately trained and should have epilepsy training refreshed at least every two years. Training may be delivered by epilepsy specialist nurses, local authorities, independent contractors and third sector organisations, however all training should be in line with nationally agreed epilepsy training standards. For more information about national training standards for epilepsy, contact Epilepsy Scotland (refer to Annex D for contact information).

3. Free resources for schools including teachers' guides, first aid, template seizure care plans and forms for recording administration of epilepsy medications are also available via third sector organisations and epilepsy specialist nurses.


Email: Laura Meikle

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