It’s National Epilepsy Week and here at Care Control, we wanted to highlight how our software can help monitor seizures.
Epilepsy is not just one condition, but a group of many different ‘epilepsies’ with one thing in common: a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. It can often cause loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is the most common, serious neurological disorder worldwide. In the UK more than half a million people suffer from epilepsy. This neurological disorder can affect anyone, of any age, race, or sex, at any time.
The condition cannot be cured with medication however, with the right type and strength of medication, the majority of people do not have seizures. The medicines work by stabilising the the electrical activity of the brain. Those who suffer with seizures have to take the medication everyday.
How can Care Control help monitor seizures?
Within Care Control you are able to set up epilepsy risk assessments. The software also allows you to set up seizure monitoring and during an episode you are able to document how long the seizure lasted, where it took place, including the date and time and the duration of recovery. You are able to log what triggered the seizure and if there was any warning prior to it happening.
What’s great about this feature is you are able to monitor potential trends which could indicate what triggers future seizures. This is an especially useful tool for many of out supported living customers.