Epilepsy Action Australia in partnership with SUDEP Action in the UK has launched the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist, the first resource in Australia to assist doctors and those living with epilepsy to discuss seizure risks, including SUDEP.
The aim of the checklist is to promote discussion about individual risk factors so that a plan can be put in place to reduce those risks.
The SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist, developed by the SUDEP Action and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, was designed to be a quick, free, evidence based and easy to use tool which doctors can fit in with their existing clinical practice. It supports doctors in covering key aspects of epilepsy and SUDEP risks with their adult patients.
The Checklist will create peace of mind to many people simply by educating those living with epilepsy and health practitioners about SUDEP and seizure risk management.
Please watch the short film below to learn more about seizure related risks and the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist. Scroll down below the film to access the Checklist.
President Epilepsy Society of Australia
Safety for people living with epilepsy should be of paramount importance to medical and health professionals. There is a higher than necessary incidence of injury and death secondary to seizures and epilepsy. I encourage all treating practitioners to have a discussion about risk with patients. The SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist is a tool that can help guide this potentially lifesaving discussion.”
If you are a person over 16 years living with epilepsy and would like to find out more information about the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist please choose from the options below.
For all Health Practitioners please register below to gain access to the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist.
The SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist Project, developed in the UK is a collaboration between SUDEP Action & Cornwall partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Funding from Collier Charitable Fund and UCB has enabled Epilepsy Action Australia to work in collaboration with SUDEP Action to make the Checklist available in Australia.