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Health Related Forums => Topics in Healthcare => Topic started by: Ahmed_07 on September 26, 2012, 07:34:25 PM

Post by: Ahmed_07 on September 26, 2012, 07:34:25 PM
* Loosen clothing around the person's neck.

* Do not try to hold the person down or restrain him or her, this can result in injury.

* Do not insert any objects in the person's mouth; this can also cause injury.

* Reassure bystanders who may be panicking and ask them to give the person room.

* Remove sharp objects (glasses, furniture and other objects) from around the person to prevent injury.

* After the seizure, it is helpful to lay the person on his or her side to maintain an open airway and prevent the person from inhaling any secretions.

* After many seizures, there may be confusion for a period of time and the person should not be left alone.

* In many cases, especially if the person is known to have epilepsy, it is not necessary to call an ambulance. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, or if another seizure
begins soon after the first, or if the person cannot be awakened after the movements have stopped, an ambulance should be called.
If you are concerned that something else may be wrong, or the person has another medical condition such as heart disease or diabetes, you should contact a doctor immediately.