Module 3 reflection-Critical incident

Module 3 reflection-Critical incident.
During this reflection, I will explore how observing a critical incident of an epileptic seizure.
The critical incident I will be discussing happened within a paediatric placement, a short breaks facility for children with a learning difficulty or disability. To conform to the NMC Code, which states that the “nurse must respect people’s right to confidentiality”, Nursing midwifery counsel, (NMC 2008) who for confidentiality purpose I have changed the young person’s name to Daniel.
The young person had been coming to the short breaks facility for many years, so the staff and other young people have built up a very positive and theraputic relationship. Daniel has a diagnosis of epilepsy and…………………. is paralyzed from the waist down but also struggles with his body support, he has a specialized adapted wheel chair. Daniels conditions are managed by medication (insert type of medication). Prior to Daniel coming for his short break I read his file which contains infomation about him, his condition and what he liked and disliked. I was new, so I wanted to give Daniel space to acclimatise to me being within the environment. I introduced myself and explained who and what I was doing there, he welcomed me and vocalised ‘mory’, which in knowing that Daniels vocabulary was very limited he would often say simpler words such as ‘mory’ for his Balamory dvd. There was a cupboard behind where Daniel wat sat, and I told him I would get the dvd file books out, so he could choose which dvd he would like to watch, as I stood behind him I felt his right arm brush against my back, I turned to expect to see him wanting to seek my attention, but Daniel had started to have a seizure. Daniels seizure was quickly monitored by two staff members, one to talk to Daniel and reassure him that they were there, and everything was ok and the other staff member to time when the seizure starts and finishes. Daniel initial seizure lasted for 4 minutes during this time he was in the main living room but for safety reasons it was deemed that it would be safer for Daniel to remain where he was and so that the staff could concentrate on their tasks. After 4 minutes Daniel came around and the staff took him into his bedroom for his own dignity and privacy. I remained within the living room with the other young people and staff as this was my first experience of an epileptic seizure and I felt I would be more in the way if I was to join the staff providing Daniel with care. What seemed like a very long time waiting to see how Daniel was getting on the staff had to give Daniel personal care due to his lack of body tone and function. The staff exited Daniels room and left him in bed to relax as he was left very tired from the experience, but this was normal for him. When the staff members re-joined us, I was intrigued on how Daniel was after his seizure, the staff member described Daniels seizures continued after entering his bedroom. The seizures went onto become cluster seizures. With Daniel his seizures are controlled by medication and normally after 5 minutes a rescue medicine is given buckle midazolam but as Daniels initial seizure lasted 4 minutes it was not needed.