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Basic Strategies for Seizures

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Basic Strategies for Seizures

Seizures are one of the most common medical occurrences, affecting an estimated 1 out of every 10 people. For this reason, it is important for everyone to know some basic strategies for seizures. There are several different types of seizures, some of which may call for specific actions. However, the following do’s and don’ts can provide basic help and care in almost every situation.

  • Stay Calm
    • Remember most seizures are a common medical occurrence and only last for a few minutes. Your response to the seizure can affect the way others react. Talking calmly to the person can help during and after the seizure.
  • Pay Attention
    • Time the length of the seizure, as well as how long it takes the person to recover. Also observe any actions or symptoms during the seizure that could be helpful to medical personnel.
  • Keep the Person Safe
    • Remove sharp objects or furniture that could injure the person during the seizure.
  • Monitor the Person’s Breathing
    • Check to make sure the person is breathing properly. If the person is lying down, gently turn him/her on his or her side to help prevent saliva from blocking the airway.
  • Stay With the Person
    • Although common, seizures can still be unpredictable. Injuries or emergencies can occur during or after a seizure. It is important to stay with the person until he/she isfully recovered from the seizure or until emergency assistance arrives.
  • Be Sensitive and Supportive
    • People experiencingseizures may feel confused or embarrassed. Reassure them they are safe. When they have fully recovered, explain calmly what happened, and stay with them until they are ready to resume normal activity. If that is not possible, offer to call someone to come and stay with them.
  • Call Emergency Personnel if Needed
    • Call for an ambulance if the seizure lasts for longer than five minutes or if the person is choking or having trouble breathing. Medical assistance should also be called if the seizure occurs in water or if an injury occurs during the seizure.

 

Seizure Emergency

Do Not:

  • Forcibly Hold the Person Down
    • Holding a person down will not stop a seizure and may lead to an injury or cause the person to become agitated.
  • Put Objects in the Person’s Mouth
    • Contrary to popular belief, people will not swallow their tongues during a seizure. Putting an object in the mouth may causechoking or cause damage to the teeth.
  • Give the Person Food, Drink, or Medicine
    • Because a person might not swallow properly during a seizure, giving food, drink, or medicine could lead to choking.

 
When it comes to emergencies, one can never have enough preparation. Understanding basic strategies for seizures, as well as other emergency practices can very well mean the difference between life and death.

 

Discounted Course:
Medical Emergency Awareness

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Regularly $15.00 / Now $10.00

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Posted in Blog on April 13th, 2017. No Comments.



No Joke. Free Time Management Online Course

April Fools 2017

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April Fool’s is a recognized day of pranks and fun. No doubt you read questionable headlines and heard odd things. Did you prank someone? Did someone prank you?

One year, I filled a friend’s office with red balloons. The reaction was priceless, and the event has become legend around the building.

This year, in celebration of April Fool’s Day I am giving away the STS: Time Management course for free to individuals who email me using the link below, and tell me their best April Fool’s story or prank.

  • Submissions are accepted April 4 ONLY.
  • Login information is delivered via email so I need a valid name and email address.
  • Access to STS: Time Management will begin on April 12.

Have a great day!

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Posted in Blog on April 4th, 2017. No Comments.



Thank You for Having Us in Wyoming

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The WPTA Trade Show never disappoints!

Thank you for visiting our booth at the 2017 WPTA Trade Show in Casper, WY. I enjoyed seeing everyone again this year. This is what we talked about:

1. WY specific school bus driver training. Our Wyoming School Bus driver training is recognized by DOE as covering the classroom requirement for school bus drivers. It can be used each year for the 6 hour requirement.

2. Defensive Driving training. We offer a defensive driving curriculum that is intended for any driver operating a school owned vehicle (van, suburban, car). This training series includes the online courses: Driving, On the Road, Road Awareness, Safety, Sharing the Road, Traffic Lanes, Turning, and The Threat of Road Rage.

3. Custom Training Catalogs. We can put together a custom catalog built to your specifications so your employees get the right training. Courses can be pulled from our full transportation catalog or general topic courses like Sexual Harassment Awareness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Time Management, or Stress Management.

I would be happy to send any additional information. For those who have already requested information or preview access to courses, information is on the way.

Thanks again for visiting the booth!

Posted in Blog on March 28th, 2017. No Comments.



West Virginia School Bus Driver Online Training and Testing for 2017-18

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West Virginia School Bus Driver Online Training and Testing for 2017-18

Beginning April 1, 2017, the West Virginia School Bus Driver Online Training and Testing for 2017-18 is available. As in previous years, the remainder of the professional development training will go online in July.

The cost remains $40.00 per person and is available to any school bus driver or school employee.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Posted in Blog on March 21st, 2017. No Comments.



NAPT PDS Courses Online for Certification, Recertification, or Inservice

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NAPT PDS online classes are used across the U.S. for certification, recertification, inservice, and general professional development. Each course is self-paced, and can be completed when and where it is convenient, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 •  Certification – NAPT offers a variety of certifications for Transportation Directors, Supervisors, Specialists, and Instructors. Online courses are available to anyone in the pupil transportation industry and ready for immediate enrollment.
 •  Recertification Requirements – Anyone who holds a NAPT Certification must be recertified every three years. NAPT PDS online courses can be used to earn up to 10 recertification points over the 3 years.
 •  Inservice Training – Everyone in the pupil transportation industry can benefit from quality inservice training and professional development. Each NAPT online class is offered with a school year designation. This means that each course is released each year for enrollment, completion, and credit. In the past, you could only take an online version and receive credit once.

 
Feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in school bus driver or pupil transportation training!

 

Posted in Blog on March 16th, 2017. No Comments.



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