One of our young Deeley Group friends studied karate at Chesapeake Martial Arts for three years. He was there when he had a seizure. The staff of this fine facility knew what to do when his poor body fell to the floor shaking violently. The care and concern offered to the child and family will never be forgotten and our sweet friend has been seizure free for five years now.
Seizures are scary stuff, you better prepare! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 people may have a seizure in their lifetime. A seizure is a change in the brain’s electrical activity that can cause a variety of symptoms, including violent shaking, falling and losing bodily control. However, because there are different types of seizures, symptoms can vary.
Knowing proper seizure first aid is important so that you can help keep a person who is having a seizure safe and prevent further injury. General seizure first aid includes the following:
- Clear the area immediately to prevent possible injury.
- If the person is standing, gently guide them to the floor. Roll them on their side and cushion their head.
- Time the seizure. If the person has epilepsy and the seizure lasts longer than three minutes, call 911.
- Call 911 if any of the following apply:
o The person is pregnant.
o The person has never had a seizure before.
o The person does not regain consciousness after the seizure.
o The seizure lasts longer than five minutes.
- Do not attempt to hold the person down or put anything in their mouth while they are seizing. Doing so could cause injury.
- For other seizure first-aid tips, please visit the CDC’s webpage.
We are honored to insure Chesapeake Martial Arts and are impressed with the work they do with the children in our community. Thank you for reading.