Seizures can be caused by many different things and though they don’t mean that the person has a serious condition, it is important to know what to do during and after a person has one. A student wrote in asking if I could give some additional information about how to handle a person who is having a seizure. Though it seems complicated when you’re watching a seizure in progress, the treatment plan is quite simple.
1. Protect the person while they are having a seizure.
2. If this is the first time this person has ever had a seizure, call 911 or EMS.
3. Treat the patients needs after they stop having a seizure.
4. Wait for EMS to arrive and takeover.
For a detailed training on seizure first aid, go to www.profirstaid.com and click on the video review tab at the top of the page. Then search for the topic of seizures, get your favorite beverage and watch the video training.
Until next time…