First Seizure Video
We have created the First Seizure video for parents/carers of young people who present with a first afebrile seizure. It provides important safety information and details on medical follow-up that families should receive prior to discharge home. The video can also be used as a teaching resource for junior medical staff.
PLEASE NOTE: The education video below relates to a first afebrile seizure (i.e. seizure without fever). It is NOT for febrile convulsions. The video includes general advice only, and does not take into account individual medical conditions or needs. Further seizure safety information can be accessed in the PENNSW safety section. The legal requirements for driving following a first seizure can be found in the AUSTROADS Assessing Fitness to Drive document.
Living Well with Epilepsy Video
We have created a video for teenagers with epilepsy which includes important information regarding: safety precautions to reduce risks; making wise choices regarding medications, sleep, drugs and alcohol; driving regulations; mood support; pregnancy and contraception; travelling; and transition to adult services. The video can also be used as a teaching resource for junior medical staff.
Midazolam Information for Parents/Carers.
We have created an education video for parents/carers on the safe administration of buccal midazolam (see below). This resource is only to be used by parents after instruction and demonstration on the safe administration of midazolam by a healthcare professional. It is an adjunct to education, not the first educational tool.
The following resources may also be helpful for parents/carers whose child has been prescribed buccal midazolam.
Ketogenic Diet - An Introduction Video
This video provides general information about ketogenic diets as a treatment for epilepsy. The video covers how the diet works; foods that are included; types of ketogenic diet; starting the diet and medical monitoring; side effects; and a parent perspective. Ketogenic diets are undertaken with the supervision and guidance of an expert medical and dietetic team.