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Gathering important information

Ok so are you grandad sorry? Yes. So just explain what’s happened today then? Well about 10 minutes ago he had a seizure. Ok has that happened before? It has yes. It has happened several times. About a year ago he went to hospital. Right ok. The same thing? Yes, the same thing. Ok what did they say? Did they tell you to do anything? They told us to give him this. Oh ok. Let’s have a look at that then. Have you given this? Yes. When did you give it? About 5 minutes ago. 5 minutes… So ten to mate, he’s had the Buccal Midazolam. How old is he? Seven you say? He’s seven. Ok so he’s seven.
Do you reckon we can give another full dose of pr diazepam at 1 o’clock.

Cameron has gathered some vital information from Oscar’s grandad.

  • Are there any red flags at this point?
  • What are the side effects of drugs that you have given to stop the seizures?
  • How can these side effects be managed effectively?

Discuss below.

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