How to help an epileptic during an attack?

How to help an epileptic during an attack?

How to help someone who is having a seizure (epileptic fit) #FirstAid #PowerOfKindness

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answers (2)

Answer 1
January, 2021

1) An epileptic seizure is often manifested by convulsions, so you need to put something soft (clothes) under your head and body to minimize the number of bruises and bruises. The patient should lie on a flat surface.

2) Do not put anything in your mouth, do not open your jaws (hard objects can crush teeth, besides, the tongue is in good shape during an attack, so it does not sink and does not interfere with breathing , for example, with a normal loss of consciousness).

3) Do not fix the patient, do not panic - after a few minutes the attack will most likely stop.

4) If after 5 minutes the attack continues or new ones begin - this is a reason to call an ambulance. Since this is fraught with the development of status epilepticus - a deadly condition in which people die from cerebral edema.

5) Do not leave the patient alone during an attack or after an attack. After a seizure, people are confused, drowsy.

6) Examine the patient - it is possible that during the fall, the person was injured, burned and he needs surgical assistance. Also, an attack can occur while eating. If a person has a hard time breathing from food that has got into the trachea, it is necessary to call an ambulance.

There was a case in the department: the patient had lunch, began to chew a cutlet and at that moment an epileptic seizure began. He inhaled sharply, the cutlet sharply hit the windpipe. As a result, the patient died of suffocation. At the autopsy, this piece was taken out - in the trachea it mixed with mucus and turned into a thick sausage, tightly blocking the lumen. That is, the patient had no chance.

Answer 2
January, 2021
  1. Lay on the side so that the person does not choke on vomit. 2. Call an ambulance. 3. Make sure he doesn't hurt anything in convulsions.

There is nothing more you can do.

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