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seizure

First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
November 9, 2017

Save a life this summer with these first aid tips

The holidays make for fun times, but all that merriment, alcohol and lowered inhibitions can lead to scary situations. This may not give you a qualification as a paramedic, but these tips can help you be a little more prepared for an emergency. If someone’s having a convulsion Lay the person on the ground, away from dangerous objects. Don't try to restrain them. Loosen their clothing if necessary. Never place anything in their mouth! When it’s over, keep them on their side with their head down to allow easy breathing and prevent choking. If someone’s having an asthma attack An…
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Brain and Nervous Systemepilepsy
March 2, 2015

Mid-air seizure rescue

Do you know what to do when someone has a seizure? Let’s rephrase: Do you know what to do when someone has a seizure while falling at 200 km/h? It may sound farfetched, but this is exactly what Sheldon McFarlane, skydiving instructor had to deal with in November last year. (more…)
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