Treat Seizures

Important Information

Seizures or convulsions may result from epilepsy, heat stroke, poisoning, hypoglycemia, high fever in children, brain injury, stroke or electric shock; Follow primary care procedures

Indications that a person is having a seizure includes jerking limbs, eyes rolled up in a fixed daze, tightly gritted teeth, and possible foaming in the mouth

They may also suffer breathing difficulties with blueness around the lips and face (cyanosis); It is not uncommon for a seizure patient to show signs of incontinence (involuntary urination or defecation)

Treat a seizure as a medical emergency when the patient does not have epilepsy or a seizure disorder, if the seizure lasts for more than five minutes, has a series of seizures or there are associated injuries and illnesses that require care

Patient Care; Seizures

STOP - Assess and observe the scene; Does the patient have a seizure disorder?
THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan; Are there harmful objects near the patient?
ACT - Check responsiveness, look for a medical alert tag and Alert EMS

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