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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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November 1 November 30 CDT

National Epilepsy Awareness Month is observed in November. During this awareness month, the Epilepsy Foundation is rolling out #StaySafeSide, a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of recognizing a seizure and promote seizure first aid.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month strives to educate about seizure first aid.

Seizure First Aid is simple – Three S’s: Stay, Safe, Side.

  • STAY with the person and start timing the seizure. Remain calm and check for medical ID.
  • Keep the person SAFE. Move or guide away from harmful objects.
  • Turn the person onto their SIDE if they are not awake and aware. Don’t block airway, put something small and soft under the head, loosen tight clothes around neck.
  • Do NOT put anything in their mouth. Don’t give water, pills or food until the person is awake.
  • Do NOT restrain.
  • STAY with them until they are awake and alert after the seizure. Most seizures end in a few minutes.

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Start:
November 1
End:
November 30