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First Aid

People encouraged to share experiences with first responders after a seizure

March 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is embarking on an outreach strategy with first responders to build relationships between epilepsy support agencies and police, firefighters and paramedic teams to create training opportunities and encourage appropriate responses to people who may have had a seizure. The first step in this process is gathering people’s stories – both…

Seizure response dogs ensuring safety, providing companionship

February 27, 2014

While guide dogs assisting people with visual impairment have been around hundreds of years, it’s only been in the past three decades that people with epilepsy have discovered the difference specially trained canines can make in their lives. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has trained more than 70 dogs to assist Canadians living with…

Webinars train teachers how to spot, respond to seizures in classroom

October 18, 2012

Imagine you’re a school teacher and suddenly one of your pupils has a seizure in the classroom. Would you know how to appropriately respond? If not, a new service being offered by Epilepsy Ontario to schools in regions of the province without a local epilepsy support agency can help. Epilepsy Ontario epilepsy information specialist Suzanne Nurse is leading webinars…

First Aid for Tonic Clonic Seizures

July 4, 2012

In all types of seizures, the goal is to protect the person from harm until full awareness returns. If you are living with or caring for someone with a seizure disorder who has other medical problems, check with the doctor about how to respond when a seizure happens. Find out whether the doctor wants to…