Epilepsy Alliance America Releases New Acute Seizure Action Plan
Baton Rouge, LA, November 12, 2021 – Epilepsy Alliance America (EAA), a nationwide network of community-based epilepsy organizations dedicated to providing direct care, education and support services to people living with epilepsy and the people who care for them, announced today that it has released a new Acute Seizure Action Plan available on its website at www.epilepsyallianceamerica.org/seizure-action-plan.
In addition to delivering detailed health and medical information about an individual and their epilepsy or seizure disorder, an Acute Seizure Action Plan provides important guidelines regarding how to respond when an individual is experiencing a seizure. The plan also includes input from the individual’s guardian, physician and/or neurology specialist.
“While every individual who interacts with someone who has a seizure disorder benefits from an Acute Seizure Action Plan, approximately only 70% of people with epilepsy have one,” said Lucretia Long, National Professional Advisory Committee member of EAA. “The new Acute Seizure Action Plan we’ve made available includes simple to follow steps for seizure treatment and is designed to be used with a wide range of care partners, including those with limited experience. By making it brief, concise, and easy to follow, we hope that this will an extremely useful guide and tool for patients with epilepsy.”
The Acute Seizure Action Plan is downloadable, fillable and available in both English and Spanish. Additional information about the development of the Acute Seizure Action Plan can be found here.
Epilepsy Alliance America is a nation-wide network of community-based epilepsy organizations dedicated to confronting the challenges created by seizures through the promotion of independence and quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families.
To learn more about Epilepsy Alliance America and its mission, please visit www.epilepsyallianceamerica.org.
About the Epilepsy Alliance America
Epilepsy Alliance America is a nationwide network of community-based epilepsy organizations who are dedicated to confronting the spectrum of challenges created by seizures through the promotion of independence and quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families. Epilepsy Alliance America was founded in 2018 by eight leading grassroots epilepsy organizations who have unified in their mission to provide direct support to people with epilepsy, and the people who care for them.
Members of Epilepsy Alliance America have been collectively supporting people with epilepsy for decades through support services, information, education, advocacy and public awareness. As a result, the Alliance provides real epilepsy help to approximately 1 million Americans living with epilepsy.
For more information, visit the Epilepsy Alliance America website at www.epilepsyallianceamerica.org.