This week the Epilepsy Foundation has launched a national seizure first aid awareness campaign through social media. A tip a day is being posted on facebook and via twitter. Can you help spread the word and help someone with seizures? Your help can save a life!
Here's the first few tips to get us started!
- Stay calm when you see someone having a seizure. The seizure most people think of involves someone falling and convulsing. This is called a tonic-clonic seizure, and it can be scary -- especially if you don’t know what is happening. One key to staying calm is recognizing this kind of seizure and knowing what to do. A tonic-clonic seizure is usually short and rarely dangerous. Staying calm will help you help the person having the seizure. For more on how to recognize seizures and know what to do . #FirstAid #Epilepsy #Seizures
- Today’s first aid for seizures tip is: Prevent injury by moving nearby objects away from a person having a seizure. When someone is having a tonic-clonic (convulsive) seizure, they are unaware of their surroundings. Clearing away sharp or hard objects the person could hit while having this kind of seizure is especially important. If the person becomes injured during the seizure, call an ambulance. If you are curious about when to call an ambulance, check out this website. #FirstAid #Epilepsy #Seizures
Spread the word and thanks so much! Please feel free to post feedback and questions. We learn best from each other!
Have a great day and post and retweet away!