Care Plans

Epilepsy Management Plans & Emergency Medication Management Plans

An Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) is a document that details the steps to be taken when a seizure occurs, so that family, friends, carers, teachers, colleagues or other involved professionals are aware of how to best handle the situation. A detailed EMP should include what to do in the event of a seizure occurring, the impact of the seizures, types of seizures experienced, seizure triggers and post seizure support requirements. The EMP will also direct responders as to whether emergency medication is required and when/if to call 000.

When Emergency Medication is required, a separate Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP) should be developed and these documents should be signed by a doctor. It is best to keep this attached to the Epilepsy Management Plan.

All care plans should be reviewed annually or as soon as there is a change to the person’s epilepsy or treatment regime.

A person-centered approach should be adopted when completing these care plans.

Free templates for Epilepsy Management Plans and Emergency Medication Management Plans are available below. Guidance notes to help with completing these care plans can be found on the Epilepsy Smart Schools Website:

To download a seizure first aid poster click here.

Epilepsy Management Plan template – one seizure type

Download this document if the person has one type of seizure

Epilepsy Management Plan template – multiple seizure types

Download this document if the person has up to five types of seizures.

Emergency Medication Management Plan template – Midazolam

Download this template if the medication to be administered is Midazolam

Emergency Medication Management Plan template – Valium

Download this template if the medication to be administered is Valium


Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.


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