Toolkit for Providers Serving Children with Epilepsy
Complete a Medication List/ Wallet Card for Each Child with Epilepsy in Your Practice
What We Learned
• Families report that health providers frequently ask them for a summary of all the medications their child is taking.
• Keeping track of medications can be challenging, especially if there are frequent medication or dose changes.
• Families report that they do not necessarily know, for example, the correct spellings for certain medications, and they are concerned that they may make an error.
What We Did
• Trialed completion of written medication lists for children with epilepsy.
• For a sample medication wallet card, please click here. For Spanish version, click here.
• Gave families a wallet-sized completed medication card that could be carried with them at all times.
• Suggested that the card be reviewed and updated if needed at each visit.
Questions for My Practice
• Do families of children with epilepsy have a written list of all of their child’s current medications?
• Do we check the list at each visit and update it where needed?
Changes to Try in My Practice
• Trial use of written medication lists for families of children with epilepsy
• Find out if families carry the cards and find them useful.
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