Case Study: Seizures
Read the case study and answer the questions that follow.
Mr. Lui arranged to take his first grade class on a field trip to a nearby nature park after they had spent several weeks learning about small mammals living in the wild. The day was warm and sunny, and the children were bubbling with excitement as they completed a short hike around the beaver ponds. As they headed back to the picnic shelter for lunch, one of the children who had run ahead let out a sudden shriek and fell to the ground. The teacher quickly ran to the child and observed that she was unconscious and her arms and legs were jerking violently. Mr. Lui sent one of the other children to get the park ranger, calmed the rest of the children down, and then used his cell phone to call 911 for emergency medical assistance. Within minutes, the seizure ended and the child regained consciousness. When the paramedics arrived, they checked the child over carefully and were satisfied that she required no additional treatment at the time. Mr. Lui contacted the child’s family and learned that her doctor had recently prescribed a new seizure medication.
- What type of seizure was this child probably experiencing?
- What indication did the child give of a preceding aura?
- What signs, in addition to the jerky movements, might you expect to observe during and immediately following this type of seizure?
- Should Mr. Lui have called for emergency assistance?
- What steps should Mr. Lui take when the child’s seizure ends?
- How can Mr. Lui turn this event into a learning experience for the other children (provide three examples)?
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