To begin, it is important to note that there are numerous types of seizures. It should also be stated that not everyone with epilepsy will experience the same type. In this post, I will be generally explaining the various kinds of seizures; however, for a full list please visit the reference page listed below.
The first type of seizure is called a focal onset aware seizure, formally known as simple partial seizure. This is when the electrical discharge of neurons is localized to a certain area of the brain. This normally occurs in the frontal or the temporal lobe. In addition, there is no loss of consciousness with these types of seizures. This person may be presenting with a jerking movement of a localized area in the face or hand, for example. They may also have numbness or weakness in these areas. They may be pale, sweaty, nauseous or flushed. Lastly, they can also have hallucinations, déjà-vu, or strange thoughts. It is best to consult with a doctor if...
As a paramedic student, I have learned a lot about how to care for a person in seizure. I have learned an extensive amount about the body systems involved with respects to seizures, but most importantly, I now know how to assist these individuals.
Firstly, it is important to remain calm and understand that you are able to help someone that is having a seizure. Allow the seizure to run its course, while running through the following steps to assist them as best as you can.
To begin, it is crucial to identify the cause of the seizure. Ask any bystanders if they have useful information to help tell you why the patient may be presenting the way they are. If there are no bystanders, it is helpful to look for some medical alert bracelets or necklaces. The list below provides some valuable reasons to why a person may be having a seizure:
1. Epilepsy/Seizure disorder
Welcome! In this blog you will find some important information about how to live a worry-free summer with epilepsy. There are many helpful tips as well as interesting topics that can help educate you on the importance of living your best life with epilepsy and how this can be achieved.
Hi! My name is Rebekah. I am a twenty year old paramedic student who has epilepsy. I have been seizure free for three years and am happy to share with you the tips and tricks that I have learned to having a safe and seizure-free summer. I cannot wait to help you understand that living with epilepsy does not have to be dreadful, and that the summer can still be one of the most fun times of the year. With a positive mindset and good support, we can all make it through this together.