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The parents of a 10-year-old girl with newly diagnosed, generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy come to the physician seeking advice regarding what they should do when the child has a seizure. Which of the following suggestions is appropriate?

a)Call an ambulance immediately as soon as seizure begins
b)Put something in the child's mouth at the onset of seizure
c)Try to place the child on her side during the seizure
d)Try to restrain the child during the seizure
e) Do not allow the child to return to her activities after recovery
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The parents of a 10-year-old girl with newly diagnosed, generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy come to the physician seeking advice regarding what they should do when the child has a seizure. Which of the following suggestions is appropriate?

a)Call an ambulance immediately as soon as seizure begins
b)Put something in the child's mouth at the onset of seizure
c)Try to place the child on her side during the seizure
d)Try to restrain the child during the seizure
e) Do not allow the child to return to her activities after recovery
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I rather bite my tongue than die from aspiration
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The parents of a 10-year-old girl with newly diagnosed, generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy come to the physician seeking advice regarding what they should do when the child has a seizure. Which of the following suggestions is appropriate?

a)Call an ambulance immediately as soon as seizure begins
b)Put something in the child's mouth at the onset of seizure
c)Try to place the child on her side during the seizure
d)Try to restrain the child during the seizure
e) Do not allow the child to return to her activities after recovery
I think C is correct!!
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C. One of the most important tasks that physicians can perform in regard to the treatment of epilepsy is counseling caretakers about what to do when seizures occur. Freeman et al. (Seizures and Epilepsy: A Guide for Parents, 2nd edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) list a number of "do's" and "don't's." During the seizure episode, don't Put any object into the patient's mouth Call an ambulance unless seizing lasts more than 10 minutes Try to restrain the patient During a seizure episode, do Place the patient on the side Put a pillow or other soft object under the patient's head Loosen tight clothing around the neck Remove sharp objects from the surroundings After the seizures, caretakers or parents should remain with the patient until he/she is fully alert and allow him/her to go back to the usual activities. Calling an ambulance (choice A) is appropriate if the seizure episode lasts for more than 5-10 minutes. Putting something in the patient's mouth at the onset of seizure (choice B) increases the risk of suffocation. Trying to restrain the child during the seizure (choice D) is a useless measure. Not allowing the child to return to his activities (choice E) is a mistake if the patient has become fully conscious and alert after recovery.
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I rather bite my tongue than die from aspiration
i killed the kid from aspiration and suffocation but saved his tongue....

poor kid ..........
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i killed the kid from aspiration and suffocation but saved his tongue....

poor kid ..........

And the Award goes to Hitman for saving the TONGUE.......
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And the Award goes to Hitman for saving the TONGUE.......
Thanks buddy , how would the kid feel when i would have saved him but he would have lost his tongue ....... i rather let him die than have him without a tongue its has grave psychological effects and post epilepsy depression ...... It was a tough Ethical qs for me ..... so i saved the tongue ....

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Thanks buddy , how would the kid feel when i would have saved him but he would have lost his tongue ....... i rather let him die than have him without a tongue its has grave psychological effects and post epilepsy depression ...... It was a tough Ethical qs for me ..... so i saved the tongue ....


I think next time MTB should recruit u for writing their ETHICS PORTION......
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