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How should you help an epileptic person when they are having a seizure?

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Protect them: Caring for patient actively having a seizure involves protecting their head if falling, and insuring that they are able to breathe. This may require maneuvers that can be learned in a basic CPR class.

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What should you do to help if you see a person having a seizure?

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Dr. William Goldie
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Keep in control: Do not panic. Get the patient down and on their side, if possible. Do not restrain, but do try to be firm but not aggressive in keeping them calm and lying or seated and not trying to get up or run around. During the seizure do not put any thing into the mouth, but keep the airway clear and wipe the mouth. Call for hlep, but keep eye on patient and try to keep time record of what happens.

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