First Aid: Grand Mal Seizures

First, lay the person onto his side if possible so that if he vomits, he will not swallow his vomit and choke on it. Place something soft under his head so he does not bang it too hard against the ground. Keeping in mind that people move around a lot during a seizure, move dangerous objects out of the area so the victim does not bump into anything. What causes low blood sugar levels? The most common situation in which low glucose levels occur is in diabetics, especially type 1 diabetics. It is due to situations where there’s too much insulin given in relation to the situation at hand. Following the seizure, the victim may remain unconscious for a short period of time and will normally wake up with no recollection of what happened. This is why it is important for bystanders to take note of what transpired during the seizure.

For example, if insulin is given but the meal is skipped or delayed too long, or if the dose of insulin is too large. The symptoms as a result of this are sweating, trembling, palpitations, nervousness, hunger and craving for food. Symptoms related to the brain not getting enough of its fuel: glucose. The symptoms caused by this are difficulty thinking, headache, change in behaviour, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, seizures and even coma. Dosage ranged from a taste amount to 5000 mg. Symptoms generally resolve within 24 hours. Have you ever heard of a medical alert dog? Unless appointed by a physician, you should only use Tramadol for acute pain that will not go away. The affect of tramadol will generate within 2 hours of taking tramadol orally and should resolve symptoms within 24 hours. The percentages are determined by the trial of 190 patients. Being at risk of having a grand mal seizure while unattended is extremely dangerous because of the potential for catastrophic injury and/or choking.

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Dogs can be trained to do many things from helping police to guarding our homes from intrusion. If you have diabetes or hypoglycemia, you know how quickly your blood sugar levels can drop. Specialized training helps these dogs to know what to do in these situations. Once they are fully trained, they should be able to find juice or crackers and bring them to you, alerting you to the impending problem. There are many different uses for a medical alert dog. People with diabetes, hypoglycemia, seizures, and other medical conditions are finding that their dogs are sometimes the most help they have. Psychiatric assistance dogs are not often categorized with medical response and alert dogs, although they go through much of the same training and can perform many of the same tasks. The second phase, which is the clonic phase, lasts a little longer and consists of the symptoms most people think of when they envision a seizure- convulsions, shaking, eyes rolling back, biting the tongue, and a general loss of control over bodily functions.

Check vital signs every fifteen minutes and maintain airway patency during the post ichtal phase (period of time immediately following the seizure, during which the patient remains comatose or stuperous). Finally, it is imperative that the nurses focus on observation and response. Some people with absence seizures are often in danger of walking into busy streets, obstructions, or dangerous situations and places. The dog is trained to block that person and redirect them to safer pathways. Medical alert dogs are trained to react in many different situations. Otherwise, people don’t normally die from this type of seizure. Because of the uncontrolled violent movements of the entire body, aside from the danger of choking, victims have incurred all types of fractures and internal bleeding with damage to vital organs.