Epileptic Seizures

Treating An Epileptic Seizure

Remember To Send for Help – Call an Ambulance

epileptic seizures

Note

If a seizure lasts for more than 5 minutes, the person has been injured during the seizure, or seizures are coming in quick succession call an Ambulance

 

Signs and Symptoms

Seizures may affect any part, or all of the body. There are many and varied signs and symptoms which may include:

  • Sudden muscle spasms
  • Falling down
  • Jerking body movements
  • Dribbling/drooling
  • May bite tongue
  • Shallow breathing ( may have blue tinge to lips)
  • Incontinence
  • Can be confused and agitated after the seizure
  • If the person is prone to violence use caution

 

Treatment during the Seizure

  • Do not try and restrain the patient
  • Put nothing in their mouth
  • Remove any objects around the patient which might cause injury
  • Write down the time the seizure started

 

Treatment after the Seizure

  • DRSABCD
  • Address any injuries the patient may have
  • Reassure the patient, they may be confused
  • Place the patient in the recovery position and monitor their breathing, If there are any concerns call for medical assistance


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