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What is the priority when caring for a patient having a generalized tonic clonic seizure?
Last Updated: 29th May, 2020
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Accordingly, what do you do when a patient has a seizure?
- Keep other people out of the way.
- Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person.
- Don't try to hold her down or stop the movements.
- Place her on her side, to help keep her airway clear.
- Look at your watch at the start of the seizure, to time its length.
- Don't put anything in her mouth.
Secondly, what should you do after a tonic clonic seizure? For someone having a generalized tonic-clonic seizure:
- Give them room. Keep other people back.
- Clear hard or sharp objects, like glasses and furniture, away.
- Cushion their head.
- Loosen clothing around their neck, if you can safely.
- Don't try to hold them down or stop their movements.
Secondly, what is the name of the phase of a generalized seizure right after a patient has stopped seizing?
After the Seizure Ends Following a seizure, there is a recovery period called the post-ictal phase. Some people recover immediately, while others require minutes to days to feel like they're back at their baseline.
What happens in the brain during a tonic clonic seizure?
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures This disturbance is caused by electrical signals spreading through the brain inappropriately. In the tonic stage of the seizure, your muscles stiffen, you lose consciousness, and you may fall down. The clonic stage consists of rapid muscle contractions, sometimes called convulsions.