I remember when I was in highschool and one of my dorm mates had a seizure. I just want to know for example, she experiences gran mal seizure, what should the people around her do? side lying or high back rest? or is it either or depending on whether she is on a hospital bed or not??
Aug 25, '11
For a grand mal I remember you have to secure the head so that it doesnt repeatedly hit the ground and cause injury and make sure that the tongue is away from the teeth as not to have the patient cause bleeding from biting it. Laying them supine would be best and removing any objects nearby that can injure them. After they calm down you'd put them on their side. I wonder what you would do if they had food in their mouth though. In high school a kid had a seizure and they placed him supine but to this day i wonder if that was a good idea, but the body is so rigid at the time that I wonder how easy that would be.
Last edit by independ3nt on Aug 25, '11
: Reason: clarification