MODULE 3: Epilepsy Support and Non-medication Management 11 Epilepsy Safety Planning for Safety You need to plan for your own safety in case a seizure happens. Think about safety at home, safety in the workplace, and how people around you can help you stay safe.4 Here are some things you can do no matter where you are4 : • Wear a medical ID bracelet that says you have epilepsy • If you have an aura or any kind of warning before you have a seizure, let someone near you know and move to a safe place • Carry a cell phone so you can contact family or friends Being safe while living with epilepsy is very important. During a seizure, you may fall, lose consciousness, or have muscle movements that you can’t control. These can put you at risk for5 : • Bruises • Burns • Cuts • Breaking a bone • Head injuries • Drowning Certain situations carry extra risk for someone with epilepsy, such as5 :