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KS3 Epilepsy awareness & first aid lesson. Why does everyone need to know about epilepsy?. Epilepsy is much more common than people realise. 63,400 children aged 18 and under have epilepsy in the UK. Epilepsy can take effect suddenly for a short time We can all help people with

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Epilepsy is much more common than people realise

63,400 children aged 18 and under have epilepsy in the UK


Epilepsy can take effect

suddenly for a short time

We can all help people with

epilepsy to stay safe



The brain confused for a short time?


What does the brain do? confused for a short time?


How does our brain control our body? confused for a short time?


The brain sends out an electrical message. confused for a short time?

The electrical message moves through the body (with the help of neurons).

The electrical message reaches the hand and makes it move (by affecting muscles).


Key confused for a short time?

point

In epilepsy, there is a problem with the electrical messages in the brain.


Key confused for a short time?

point

People with epilepsy experience sudden bursts of electricity in their brain - called a SEIZURE.

Seizures disrupt the way the brain works for a short time.



Seizures confused for a short time?

Focal

Generalised


Focal seizures confused for a short time?


Absence seizures confused for a short time?


Key confused for a short time?

point

Most people with epilepsy take medication everyday to help prevent seizures.


Modelling a seizure
Modelling a seizure confused for a short time?


Tonic clonic seizures confused for a short time?

Tonic

(stiffening)

Clonic

(jerking)


Key confused for a short time?

point

During a seizure, we need to keep the person safe.


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Panic


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Call an ambulance immediately


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Send for help


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Put something soft under their head


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Time how long the seizure lasts


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Hold them down so they don’t hurt themselves


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Move them away from the chair to avoid injury


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Try to bring them around


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Put them on their side (in the recovery position) as soon as possible


Seizure first aid confused for a short time?

Do or don’t?

Stay with them until they are fully recovered and reassure them


Keep the area safe confused for a short time?

4

Time the seizure

1

5

Stay calm and reassure

3

Get help

Put something soft under their head

6

Put them into the recovery position AFTER the shaking has stopped

2


Living with epilepsy confused for a short time?


Staying safe confused for a short time?


Be aware of the risks confused for a short time?

Do things to keep safe

Talk to friends & family


Dai Greene confused for a short time?

“I hope to inspire all young people that you can live a normal life with epilepsy and follow your dreams to do whatever you want.

I’m lucky that my condition is not severe but I have learned to change my lifestyle and know my trigger points to stay away from seizures.”


Key confused for a short time?

point

People with epilepsy canjoin in most activities just like everyone else.


In epilepsy, there is a problem with the confused for a short time?electrical messages in the brain.

People with epilepsy experience sudden bursts of electricity in the brain - called a seizure.

Seizures disrupt the way the brain works for a short time.

Key points


Most people with epilepsy take confused for a short time?medication every day to help prevent their seizures.

During a seizure, we need to keep the person safe.

People with epilepsy can join in most activities just like everyone else.


KS3 Epilepsy awareness & first aid lesson confused for a short time?