Monday, November 10, 2008




NOVEMBER IS EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH

November is here again. It is that month of the year where medical personnel, health specialists, people who work or volunteer their services in epilepsy societies, epilepsy health bloggers, caregivers and people with epilepsy will do their best to cast epilepsy out of its great darkness into the living bright daylight of the world.

They conduct epilepsy workshops, give talks and seminars regarding epilepsy, promote epilepsy awareness through radio/television talks and interviews, contribute articles and testimonies about epilepsy in the press, hold special fund raising events in conjunction with epilepsy month, sign epilepsy petitions, etc and etc.

On my part, I have an epilepsy poster to share with everyone. The poster has six pictures showing steps to assist someone in a state of seizure.

1. Slip pillow/towel under head - This is to protect the head from injuries.
2. Loosen clothing around the neck - Helps the person in a state of seizure to breath better.
3. Turn the body and head to the side - This is called the recovery position.
4. Do not insert/force anything between the teeth - This can cause further injuries.
5. Do nothing, leave the person to recover - Wait with the person.
6. Assure the person that all is well - After the person has regained consciousness.

Please take special note of the simple steps in helping a person in a state of seizure. Make sure you are helping in the right ways.



2 comments:

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed

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    Sarah

    http://www.thetreadmillguide.com

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  2. Hi Sarah,

    I am very glad that you have enjoyed reading my blog. I am most encouraged by you to maintain my blog well. Thank you very much. Have a great day.

    Serene

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