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SEIZURES

 

SEIZURES MAY BE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Episodes of staring with loss of eye contact
  • Staring involving twitching of the arm or leg
  • Generalized jerking movements of the arms or legs
  • Unusual behavior for that person (e.g. running, belligerence, making strange sounds, etc.)
  • If head injury is suspected, DO NOT MOVE THE CHILD
     

Immediately contact the School office/School Nurse

  1. If student is on a school bus – pull over, notify bus garage and call 911
  2. Note the time a seizure starts and the length of time it lasts
  3. If student is off balance, place on the floor for observation and safety
  4. Do NOT restrain movements
  5. Move surrounding objects to avoid injury
  6. Do NOT place anything in between the teeth or give anything by mouth
  7. Keep airway clear by placing student on side and cushion head
  8. Trained personnel should follow Emergency Action Plan and administer seizure medication prescribed by primary health care provider
  9. Principal/Designee notifies parent/guardian
     

CALL 911 if:

Prolonged seizure lasting more than 5 minutes or as specified in Emergency Action Plan

  • Student has seizures following one another at short intervals
  • Difficulty breathing after a seizure
  • Pregnancy or any signs of injury
  • Repeated seizures in the same day
  • A first time seizure

 

 

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE