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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a seizure?
Most often, epileptic seizures don’t require medical assistance. However, there are some things you can do to help the person:
- Stay calm. Frequently, a person having a seizure will be confused and disoriented. Your calm demeanor and reassuring words are helpful during and after the seizure.
- Keep the person safe. Remove sharp or hard objects in the area. If the person is mobile, guide them to a safe place. Never put anything in their mouth and never hold the person down.
- Time the seizures. Call 911 if a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes or repeats.
The Neuroscience Institute at Florida Hospital Tampa is a Level-4-accredited epilepsy center by the National Association for Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), which means we offer complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring and extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment.
To learn more, visit FHNeuroscience.com.
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