Seizure Action Plans (also known as Seizure Response Plans) will help you organize information about yourself and your seizures in one place so you can have it with you at all times. It's important to have this with you while traveling away from home, since others may not know what is going on or how to help you. Seizure Action Plans can be updated easily to include the latest information about your seizure management. If you haven’t done a plan yet, visit Seizure Action Plans and start now!

Seizure Action Plans

Visit the Toolbox and print off a Seizure Action Plan (General, for anyone's use) or Seizure Action Plan (School). Or use your My Seizure Diary to update your electronic one!

If you already have a plan, make an appointment with your doctor or nurse to review it. Make sure they know your travel plans and can help you update your plan appropriately.

If you don’t have a Seizure Action Plan yet, print one and take it to your doctor or nurse for help in filling it out. You may find that the form raises new questions for you and can help you fine-tune your seizure management plans.

Seizure Calendars

You’ll want to track your seizures while traveling, to help you identify any triggers and know when to use "as needed" or rescue treatments. Print a seizure calendar from our Toolbox to take with you. Or use your online My Seizure Diary - it's a lot easier! Make sure you write down when you use a rescue treatment and how it worked.

Medicine Schedules

Keeping track of your medicines is one of the most important parts of keeping good seizure control while traveling. Take a written medicine schedule with you. Review it with your doctor or nurse and make sure to include any adjustments in when to take your medicines if you will be traveling to a different time zone. Make sure to add the "as needed" medicines on this list.

Seizure Medication Information

Visit our List of Seizure Medications and print out info about the ones you take.

My Health Care Team

Print a copy of My Health Care Contacts. Take a completed one with you - it will help if any emergencies arise.

Other Medical Information and Resources:

Carrying other ways of identifying important medical conditions is critical if you are traveling, especially if you are alone.

  • If you don’t have a medical alert bracelet or necklace, now is the time to get one. A bracelet or necklace can help others know that you have a medical condition that may need attention. There are many different types of jewelry. Some are just pieces of jewelry that can be engraved with your key medical conditions or health information. Others may also give a phone number where responders can get other information about you or who to call in an emergency.
  • If you are traveling for long periods, consider taking more medical information with you. For example, there are some computer programs that allow you to carry electronic medical records with you.

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Authored By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Authored Date: 
07/2007
Reviewed By: 
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
on: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018