New - Adjunctive Anti-epileptic Drug Therapy and Prevention of SUDEP
Created by webmasterat10/14/2011 - 9:46am|45 Views
New - Assessing Readiness
Created by ETPat06/01/2007 - 10:56am|775 Views
The first step in being prepared is to assess your readiness to take action. ...
New - Australia
Created by ETPat01/26/2006 - 10:16am|238 Views
Australian epilepsy organisations began to face the issue of SUDEP around nine years ago. Initially the most pressing need was to provide support for bereaved people seeking answers as to why a death had occurred. The unexpected loss...
New - Be Sensitive and Supportive, and Ask Others to Do the Same
Created by ETPat06/11/2007 - 1:53pm|347 Views
Seizures can be frightening for the person having one, as well as for others. People may feel embarrassed or confused about what happened. Keep this in mind as the person wakes up. Reassure the person that they are safe. Once...
New - Call for Emergency Medical Help
Created by ETPat06/11/2007 - 1:51pm|383 Views
A seizure lasts 5 minutes or longer. One seizure occurs right after another without the person regaining consciousness or coming to between seizures. Seizures occur closer together than usual for that person. Breathing becomes...
New - Developing Preparedness Plans
Created by ETPat04/23/2010 - 10:05am|1954 Views
This section will help you develop your own seizure preparedness plan and enable you to pull together important information about yourself and your epilepsy. You, and those who care about you, will then have the necessary information...
New - Do Not Forcibly Hold the Person Down
Created by ETPat06/11/2007 - 1:46pm|409 Views
Trying to stop movements or forcibly holding a person down doesn’t stop a seizure. Restraining a person can lead to injuries and make the person more confused, agitated or aggressive. While people don’t fight on purpose during...
New - Do not Give Water, Pills or Food by Mouth Unless the Person is Fully Alert
Created by ETPat06/11/2007 - 1:49pm|391 Views
If a person is not fully awake or aware of what is going on, they might not swallow correctly and food, liquid or pills could go into the lungs instead of the stomach. If a person appears to be choking, turn them on their side...
New - Do Not Put Anything in the Person's Mouth!
Created by ETPat06/11/2007 - 1:47pm|463 Views
Jaw and face muscles may tighten during a seizure, causing the person to bite down. If this happens when something is in the mouth, the person may break and swallow the object or break their teeth! Don’t worry - a person can’t...
New - Does Dietary Fish Oil Supplementation Help Prevent Seizures?
Created by webmasterat03/26/2013 - 10:47am|122 Views