According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “The number of U.S. adults and children with epilepsy is increasing, with at least 3.4 million people living with the disorder, according to data released today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” – August 10, 2017.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures.
Its important to know what to do and your knowledge could help save a life!
CompleteLifeCoaching.com provides the following tips and information:
General First Aid for All Seizure Types:
The first line of response when a person has a seizure is to provide general care and comfort and keep the person safe. This information here relates to all types of seizures. Remember that for the majority of seizures, basic seizure first aid is all that may be needed.
- Always Stay With the Person Until the Seizure Is Over
- Seizures can be unpredictable and it’s hard to tell how long they may last or what will occur during them. Some may start with minor symptoms, but lead to a loss of consciousness or fall. Other seizures may be brief and end in seconds.
- Injury can occur during or after a seizure, requiring help from other people.
- Pay Attention to the Length of the Seizure
Look at your watch and time the seizure – from beginning to the end of the active seizure.
Time how long it takes for the person to recover and return to their usual activity.
If the active seizure lasts longer than the person’s typical events, call for help.
Know when to give ‘as needed’ or rescue treatments, if prescribed, and when to call for emergency help.
- ALWAYS Call for Emergency Medical Help When:
- A seizure lasts 5 minutes or longer.
- One seizure occurs right after another without the person regaining consciousness or coming to between seizures.
- Seizures occur closer together than usual for that person.
- Breathing becomes difficult or the person appears to be choking.
- The seizure occurs in water.
- Injury may have occurred.
- The person asks for medical help.
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