A seizure is a medical emergency. A Seizure Action Plan (SAP) contains tailored guidelines on how to respond during a seizure, based on the patient’s medical history. It includes health and medical information specific to the patient and helps others recognize seizures and the appropriate steps to take to keep him or her safe from injury or damage caused by prolonged seizures.
It is important to educate patients, healthcare providers, and the general public about the importance of Seizure Action Plans (SAPs). To put a focus on SAPs, the SAP Coalition hosts an annual Seizure Action Plan Awareness Week each February, to coordinate with International Epilepsy Awareness Day. The next Seizure Action Plan Awareness Week will begin on Monday, February 12, 2024.