Seizures are sudden tremors or contractions of muscle groups caused by abnormalities. You cannot stop a seizure but you can help prevent the person from injuring themselves by immediately lying them down away from all sharp objects.
During a Seizure:
Remove all clothing around the patient’s neck
Turn the patient on their left side and make sure their mouth is open
Make sure to clear all obstructions from their mouth
Heimlich Maneuver Steps:
If a patient is choking, prepare to perform the Heimlich Maneuver:
Stand the patient up
Position yourself directly behind them
Lean the patient slightly forward at the waist and deliver 5 blows to the center of their back with the heel of your hand
Place your arms around their waist and make a fist at their navel with your thumb side in, enfold your fist with your other hand
Perform 5 abdominal thrusts by pushing inward and upward at the same time
Repeat until patient clears obstruction
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