Purple Day Fact Four
First Aid procedures have changed over time. When you see someone having a Tonic-Clonic seizure (formerly knows as grand-mal and what is most frequently depicted as a typical seizure) DO NOT put anything in the person’s mouth. They won’t swallow their tongue but they are also not in control of their biting. For the most part, do nothing but time the seizure, call for help if necessary, clear the area of objects the person could hurt themselves on. And if you do need extra help understanding and learning the best practices for first aid, there are courses that people can take to help them get the proper training, if they are faced with something like this they’ll know what to do instead of still using the old ways. Companies such as Coast2Coast Brampton can help with making sure people are up to date and fully trained. Check out first aid courses/classes in your area to help your knowledge and be there for someone in need.
This is why it matters to me:
and this is what seizures look like at Margo’s house
Get ready to rock the purple and share you Epilepsy story here tomorrow.