A series of posters, each with the header “Seizure First Aid” and the footer “Join the Fight. Source: www.epilepsyfoundation.org”
The list of advice reads:
Keep calm and reassure other people who may be nearby.
Don’t hold the person down or try to stop his or her movements.
Time the seizure with your watch.
Clear the area around the person of anything hard or sharp.
Put something soft (folded sweatshirt) under their head.
DO NOT try to force open their mouth with anything hard or your finger!
Turn the person gently onto one side. This will help keep the airway clear.
Stay with the person until the seizure has ended naturally.
Be friendly and reassuring as consciousness returns.
Offer to call a friend, relative, or taxi to help the person get home if they need assistance.
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This is so important!
So many people don’t understand how to react to a seizure. This is important.
God only knows how many times I’ve done this and how many people I really wish knew this to have helped me as a little girl.
Long post but THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT for all my friends because I am prone to seizures and I want everyone to know what to do when I have an episode.