Person who has a seizure - page 4

I'm curious as to how you would answer this. I was in disagreement with The Red Cross when they taught this. I really had no business taking a CPR course from them since I was a nurse and my... Read More

  1. by   FirstYear2005
    i'm just a student nurse, but can't one loose their license over something like this ??
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from FirstYear2005
    i'm just a student nurse, but can't one loose their license over something like this ??
    Yep, I lost mine twice. But got it back twice.

    steph
  3. by   kadokin
    Quote from stevielynn
    Yep, I lost mine twice. But got it back twice.

    steph
    So, what happened? Did it have something to do w/not calling emergency response in a situation outside of your workplace.
    I'm curious
  4. by   Barinbass
    What license was lost? Driver's or Nursing? Donno why this would be an issue re Nursing license? The standard protocol is after 5 minutes call 911, but since it takes a while for them to get there, realistically that 5 minutes really doesn't mean much. Since this was a stranger, I would call 911. Ya never know what other comorbidities may be playing out too. Sometimes, sz are triggered by Cardiac, metabolic, and others as well, so to have 911 there to assess them from a Medical standpoint is a very good thing. I want to add that after 30 minutes of seizing, permanent brain damage can occur so you never let a person seize until it stops. Use the 5 minute rule as your upper parameter. To the one whose child has had over 500 GM ( Tonic Clonic), Is he being treated by an Epileptologist or general neuro? The Epileptologist makes a huge difference! Glad to meet others who share this commonality. 7 yrs for me. I had the surgery. Got my life back. Nice to meet all of you. TweetyRN
  5. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Yep, I lost mine twice. But got it back twice.

    steph
    Um...there's a law called the Good Samaritin Law. Can't spell it...you shouldn't loose your license unless you were WORKING in the capacity of a nurse...or medical personnel..say at like...a hospital or something. I believe responding to help someone and that person dying or becoming injured shouldn't be cause for you to loose your license...I guess unless it was gross negligence?? I don't know. I could be wrong here....What happened?
  6. by   Bipley
    Quote from HappyJaxRN
    Um...there's a law called the Good Samaritin Law. Can't spell it...you shouldn't loose your license unless you were WORKING in the capacity of a nurse...or medical personnel..say at like...a hospital or something. I believe responding to help someone and that person dying or becoming injured shouldn't be cause for you to loose your license...I guess unless it was gross negligence?? I don't know. I could be wrong here....What happened?
    Depends on the state.
  7. by   CrunchRN
    I would always call 911. Too many unknowns and Iam not taking the risk or responsibility. I will hand them off to the trained 1st responders and let them make the call based on their protocols and clinical judgement. I think it would be ectremely foolhardy to help the person having a seizure(establish care) and not do this. The other choice is too not get involved at all. Everyone must do what is right for them.
  8. by   10ACGIRL
    Quote from FirstYear2005
    i'm just a student nurse, but can't one loose their license over something like this ??
    No, one can not loose their licence because of a seizure disorder! First that would be job discrimination. second if you are in any medical facility of any kind, you will be in the best of hands and if you were to have one, that would be the best place to be for your safety since you would end up going to a hospital anyhow.
  9. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from CHESNEYFAN
    No, one can not loose their licence because of a seizure disorder! First that would be job discrimination. second if you are in any medical facility of any kind, you will be in the best of hands and if you were to have one, that would be the best place to be for your safety since you would end up going to a hospital anyhow.
    Sorry but you are slightly incorrect. Any medical condition that can impact on your ability to function in your professional capacity, can cause a review of your fitness, in most states. A seizure disorder can trigger the revokation of your drivers license. The law varies from state to state but a seizure can lead to suspension or revokation of your drivers license. Conditions can also be imposed on your obtaining or keeping your drivers license and your nursing license.

    Grannynurse
  10. by   HappyJaxRN
    Now that I've written this topic, MY LUCK...totally MY LUCK...watch me go to the mall....which I do so infrequently now...since I do a lot of shopping online...and WATCH..This scenerio will happen. Thanks to all you guys...I won't be as afraid to approach the situation. Thanks for all the input...it has been so interesting to read about....You all are awesome.
  11. by   Agnus
    In reguard to my tendency to not play the hero and get involved. One thing I often do when I see an emergency situation or even just drive by a stranded motorist. Is I call 911.

    Any one can do this and if you are like me not wanting to involve myself yet still feel compasion, guilt, fear of Karma, or what ever by calling 911 you know you have helped someone without putting yourself in any danger.
  12. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from Agnus
    In reguard to my tendency to not play the hero and get involved. One thing I often do when I see an emergency situation or even just drive by a stranded motorist. Is I call 911.

    Any one can do this and if you are like me not wanting to involve myself yet still feel compasion, guilt, fear of Karma, or what ever by calling 911 you know you have helped someone without putting yourself in any danger.
    I guess I'm a thrill seeker too...really should work in the ER. I'm always jumping in...getting my hands dirty and well, yes...sometimes regretting that I jumped in. I'm getting a little better tho...

    I do that too...most of the time, keep driving and call 911, especially if I see that others have stopped to help. No need to have one more hazard at the scene...meaning another parked car on the side of the road. If something happens that I witness, I've always stopped to render help. I was late one day in nursing school when an elderly couple slammed into a telephone poll...I stayed with them until the ambulance arrived. Turned out to be the grandparents of one of my fellow students. Small world.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from kadokin
    So, what happened? Did it have something to do w/not calling emergency response in a situation outside of your workplace.
    I'm curious
    I don't understand your question.

    I lost my licence twice because I had a seizure twice. Each time you "earn" it back by not having a seizure for a certain amount of time or you start medication. It is variable - there is no set time in the state I live. You get a doc to write you a note and then have a hearing with the DMV.

    steph

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