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  • 1. SEIZURES
  • 2. SEIZURES <ul><li>Brief episodes of disorderly electrical activity in the brain which affects its normal functions and produces changes in a person’s movements, behavior, or consciousness. </li></ul>
  • 3. DID YOU KNOW? <ul><li>2,000,000 people in the U.S. have </li></ul><ul><li>some form of Epilepsy. </li></ul><ul><li>300,000 of those are under age 18. </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 new cases are reported each </li></ul><ul><li>year. </li></ul><ul><li>In 70% of cases, the cause is unknown . </li></ul>
  • 4. TYPES OF SEIZURES <ul><li>Generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) </li></ul><ul><li>Myoclonic </li></ul><ul><li>Atonic </li></ul><ul><li>Absence </li></ul><ul><li>Infantile spasms </li></ul><ul><li>Simple partial </li></ul><ul><li>Complex partial </li></ul>
  • 5. ABSENCE SEIZURES <ul><li>Very brief, last only a few seconds, and look like a blank stare, or daydreaming. The person is completely unaware of his surroundings. They begin and end suddenly. </li></ul><ul><li>( Click below to view an absence seizure. ) </li></ul>
  • 6. TONIC-CLONIC SEIZURES <ul><li>Person blanks out, falls, stiffens, then jerks uncontrollably for a minute or two. </li></ul><ul><li>( To view an actual tonic- clonic seizure, click below . ) </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Call 911 if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes or if the student stops breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Cushion the head </li></ul><ul><li>Loosen tight neckwear </li></ul><ul><li>Turn student on their side if possible;    </li></ul><ul><li>do not force. </li></ul>FIRST AID FOR SEIZURES
  • 8. HOW TO HELP <ul><li>Move large objects away from student </li></ul><ul><li>Place nothing in the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Look for ID </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hold student down </li></ul><ul><li>As seizure ends, offer help and assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Notify parents </li></ul>
  • 9. In The Classroom <ul><li>Be familiar with the needs of your students with chronic illnesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Review their health care plans to be prepared to assist in an emergency. </li></ul><ul><li>Document seizure activity (duration, characteristics) in the student’s log attached to the health care plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure substitutes are aware of student’s health concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Call your school nurse with specific questions </li></ul>

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