Thursday, April 12, 2018

Get Seizure Smart!

"About 1 out of 10 people may have a seizure in his or her lifetime.1,2 That means seizures are common, and one day you might need to help someone during or after a seizure. Would you know what to do?

First Aid for any Type of Seizure

There are many types of seizures. Most seizures last for a few minutes. Here are general steps to help someone who is having any type seizure:
  • Stay with the person until the seizure ends and the person is fully awake. After it ends, help the person sit in a safe place. Once they are alert and able to communicate, tell them what happened in very plain terms.
  • Comfort the person and speak calmly.
  • Keep yourself and other people calm.
  • Check to see if the person is wearing a medical bracelet or other emergency information.
  • Offer to call a taxi, friend, or relative to make sure the person gets home safely..."

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