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Epilepsy Annabelle Moesch. Epilepsy is not contagious !!. Types of Epilepsy. Primary Generalized Seizures Absence Seizures: Brief episodes of staring Lasts about 10-20 seconds Tonic Seizures: Muscles Tense Usually happen during sleep Lasts about 20

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Epilepsy annabelle moesch

Epilepsy Annabelle Moesch


Epilepsy annabelle moesch

Epilepsy is not contagious !!


Types of epilepsy

Types of Epilepsy

Primary Generalized Seizures

  • Absence Seizures: Brief episodes of staring

    • Lasts about 10-20 seconds

  • Tonic Seizures: Muscles Tense

    • Usually happen during sleep

    • Lasts about 20

  • Clonic Seizures: Repeated jerking movements

    • Length Varies

  • Tonic-clonic Seizures: AKA Grand-mal: POSSIBABLY THE SCAREST: Muscles stiffen, begins jerking, bites tongue (think fish out of water)

    • Last 1-3 minutes, at times 5 or more .

    • Afterwards they usually fall into a deep sleep

      Partial Seizures

  • Simple Partial seizures: Differ from person to person

  • Complex Partial Seizures: Affect alertness and awareness, A “nobody is home expression.”

    There are so many kinds of seizures that are still updating their thinking and how to classify them!!


Epilepsy annabelle moesch

  • If at all possible, try to have a brief conversation about epilepsy with children.

  • Work it into a lesson plan…

  • Misconceptions hurt feelings…


Epilepsy and the classroom

Epilepsy and the Classroom…

  • Keep first aid kit handy

  • Have an emergency plan ready

  • Avoid having any flashing lights in the classroom.

  • Have soft objects within the classroom.

  • Have a phone within easy access

    Accommodations for students diagnosed with epilepsy…

  • Place the child away from blunt/hard objects during each class period.

  • Have child's desk at an easy access point


What to do

What to do..

  • Remain Calm!

  • Place the person on the softest area available

  • Remove glasses from the child’s face if they wear them.

  • Place something soft under the persons head.

  • Lay them on one of their sides. This is incase they throw up. Prevents choking

  • Do your best not restrain the person.

  • DO NOT PUT YOUR HANDS OR ANY OBJECTS IN THE PERSONS MOUTH! THEY WILL BITE YOUR FINGERS OFF!

  • Call 911 as soon as possible or send a child for help.

  • Stay with the person until they awaken, seizures stops, and/or until help arrives.

    You can never be prepared enough…


Resources

Resources:

  • http://www.epilepsy.com/

  • Googleimages.com

  • FYI: November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!


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