Avoid holding the person down or restricting their movements. Do not put anything in the person’s mouth. Do not offer the person food or water until they are fully alert. Do not give mouth-to-mouth breaths or CPR, because people can normally breathe on their own shortly after the seizure ends.
- 1 What should you not do when a student is suffering tonic-clonic seizures?
- 2 What should you not do during a tonic seizure?
- 3 What will you do if one of your students has a clonic seizure attack?
- 4 What should you do if a pupil has a tonic-clonic seizure?
- 5 What activities should epileptics avoid?
- 6 What should a teacher do when a student is having a seizure?
- 7 What are the do’s and don’ts of epilepsy?
- 8 What are the don’ts in emergency first aid for seizures?
- 9 What do you do when someone has a seizure?
- 10 How do you control fits attack?
- 11 How do you stop a fit?
- 12 What do you do after a first seizure?
- 13 What happens during a tonic seizure?
- 14 What do you do if a child is having a seizure?
- 15 What happens when you have a tonic-clonic seizure?
What should you not do when a student is suffering tonic-clonic seizures?
Do not attempt to hold the person still. Do not put anything in the person’s mouth. It is physically impossible to swallow one’s tongue, and putting things in the mouth may lead to injury. Time the seizure.
What should you not do during a tonic seizure?
Do not hold the person down or try to stop his or her movements. Do not put anything in the person’s mouth. This can injure teeth or the jaw. A person having a seizure cannot swallow his or her tongue.
What will you do if one of your students has a clonic seizure attack?
- Step 1: Stay calm and reassure others.
- Step 2: Prevent injury.
- Step 3: Be aware of the length of the seizure.
- Step 4: Make your child as comfortable as possible.
- Step 5: Do not put anything in your child’s mouth.
- Step 6: Keep bystanders away.
What should you do if a pupil has a tonic-clonic seizure?
There are two phases in a tonic-clonic seizure: the ‘tonic’ phase, followed by the ‘clonic’ phase. Do:
- Gently guide the pupil away from any dangers (especially if they are having repeated absences)
- Stay with the pupil until recovery is complete.
- Be calmly reassuring.
- Explain anything they might have missed.
What activities should epileptics avoid?
People with uncontrolled seizures should avoid dangerous activities like scuba diving, rock climbing, skydiving, hang gliding, and mountain climbing. These sports require full concentration, and any episode of loss of consciousness may lead to injury and possible death.
What should a teacher do when a student is having a seizure?
- Maintain a calm tone to keep other students from panicking.
- Reassure and comfort the student if they experience confusion or fear following the seizure.
- Allow the student to remain seated in the classroom until awareness returns.
- Allow the student quiet rest time following the seizure.
What are the do’s and don’ts of epilepsy?
Things to DO: Do safely cushion the person’s head. Do protect the person from any nearby objects. Do time the length of the seizure. Do stay with the person until they recover.
What are the don’ts in emergency first aid for seizures?
Don’t: Don’t restrain their movements. Don’t put anything in their mouth. Don’t give them anything to eat or drink until they are fully recovered.
What do you do when someone has a seizure?
- Keep other people out of the way.
- Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person.
- Don’t try to hold them down or stop the movements.
- Place them on their side, to help keep their airway clear.
- Look at your watch at the start of the seizure, to time its length.
- Don’t put anything in their mouth.
How do you control fits attack?
To help someone during fits, take these steps:
- Carefully roll the person onto one side.
- Place something soft under his or her head.
- Loosen tight neckwear.
- Avoid putting your fingers or other objects in the person’s mouth.
- Don’t restrict someone from having fits.
- Clear away dangerous objects, if the person is moving.
How do you stop a fit?
10 tips to prevent seizures
- Take your medication as prescribed. Anti-epileptic medications are designed to help prevent seizures.
- Don’t consume alcohol.
- Avoid substance misuse.
- Practice stress management.
- Maintain a sleep schedule.
- Keep a consistent meal schedule.
- Avoid flashing lights.
- Protect yourself from head injuries.
What do you do after a first seizure?
“If someone around you has a seizure, first focus on making sure he is safe,” she says. “Put a pillow behind his head so he doesn’t hurt himself. Don’t hold him down and never put anything in his mouth. Once it’s over, the person may be very disoriented.”
What happens during a tonic seizure?
A tonic seizure causes a sudden stiffness or tension in the muscles of the arms, legs or trunk. The stiffness lasts about 20 seconds and is most likely to happen during sleep. Tonic seizures that occur while the person is standing may cause them to fall. After the seizure, the person may feel tired or confused.
What do you do if a child is having a seizure?
As soon as you know your child is starting to have a seizure:
- Gently try to get them into a position where they are safe.
- Stay with your child.
- Do not put anything in your child’s mouth.
- Do not try to stop or restrain their movements.
- Children often foam at the mouth or drool during a seizure.
What happens when you have a tonic-clonic seizure?
A tonic-clonic seizure usually begins on both sides of the brain, but can start in one side and spread to the whole brain. A person loses consciousness, muscles stiffen, and jerking movements are seen. These types of seizures usually last 1 to 3 minutes and take longer for a person to recover.