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Epilepsy Foundation of America

10/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 09:12

Facebook Live: Stay Safe Side and More Seizure First Aid

Join us on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

It's National Epilepsy Awareness Month and we're challenging everyone to learn seizure first aid.

Do you know what to do if someone has a seizure?

It sounds easy, but most people are not sure what to do or think it's harder than it really is! The Epilepsy Foundation has simplified seizure first aid to 3 steps: STAY. SAFE. SIDE.

  • Please join Wendy Miller PhD, RN, and Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN, for a Facebook Live to talk about the correct and incorrect ways to help people during a seizure.
  • We'll share examples of focal seizures that can be hard to recognize, too.
  • Share your experiences with seizure first aid and help us spread the word!
Join Us on Facebook @EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica #StaySafeSide

Guest

Wendy Miller PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN

Wendy Miller PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN, is associate professor, community & health systems at the Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing. Her independent program of research is focused on advancing chronic disease self-management, with emphasis on adults with epilepsy. Specifically, she focuses on improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy via patient-centered interventions. Her research program consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from nursing, public health, informatics, law, and medicine. She has a specific interest in complex systems analysis of social media data and is director of the Social Network Health Research Lab at the IU School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board and is chair of the Epilepsy Foundation Indiana Advisory Board.

Moderator

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN, is senior director for health information and resources at the Foundation and the associate editor of epilepsy.com. She worked for many years as an epilepsy clinical nurse specialist at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been involved with epilepsy.com and the Epilepsy Therapy Project for many years.

Join Us on Facebook

Join us on November 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET to talk about Seizure First Aid.

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.