Pediatric

Ricky Roberts, 2 years old, is brought to the emergency room by his parents and is actively having seizures. His mother tells the nurse that Ricky was diagnosed with epilepsy 6 months ago and that he has been having one seizure after another for the past 40 minutes. The mother states that Ricky has not regained consciousness in between seizures. (Learning Objective 4)

  1. What would be the nurse’s priority action for this child?
  2. What precautions would the nurse take to ensure the safety of an actively seizing child?