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Epilepsy and Seizures

Storage and access to emergency medication

For each student that has been prescribed emergency medication, an up-to date individual emergency medication kit must be easily accessible.

Kits or a suitable container must include the required in-date medication, all necessary items required to administer the emergency medication and a current copy of the emergency management plan.

Kits should be stored out of reach of children and depending on the particular medication may need to be stored out of direct sunlight and below 25 degrees.

The location of the kit/s must be known to all relevant school staff who work directly with a student with epilepsy.

Schools are required to make plans for the transport of individual emergency medication kit/s to camps, excursions and special events as required; with consideration given to keeping the medication cool where required.

From more information on storing medication consult the school medication policy and the Epilepsy FoundationExternal Link .

Guidance chapter on storage and access to emergency epilepsy medication

Reviewed 28 May 2020

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