🧠 Seizures Made Simple 🧠
⚡️What is a seizure? It is due to an abrupt burst of electrical activity in the brain.
⚡️What are the TYPES?
• 1️⃣Febrile: provoked due to a high fever 🌡
• 2️⃣Focal: "Partial Seizures" one part of the brain.
• 3️⃣Generalized: "Petit Mal" or "Grand Mal Seizure" of the whole brain.
• 👉Petit Mal "Absence": looks like daydreaming for a few seconds. Common in peds.
• 👉Grand Mal: Aura with TONIC (stiffening) and CLONIC (jerking) movements
🍸A vodka TONIC is a STIFF drink. Tonic = Stiff
🤡 CLONIC sounds like clown w/ jerking movements. Clonic = Jerking
⚠️ NCLEX Tip: Remember the S's of Seizures
• S: STAY and time seizure
• S: SAFE and move objects away
• S: SIDE and turn client on side
• S: SUPPLIES of oxygen + suction + meds at bedside
🔥Note: Seizure precautions should be instated with bed in lowest position, provide privacy, raising side rails w/ seizure pads, move objects away, turn on side, oxygen + suction + meds available, document, loosen clothing and PROTECT AIRWAY!
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