Which precautions should patients with epilepsy take when using power tools?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Patients with seizures may experience an episode in situations such as being up on a roof or engaging in some activity at considerable height from the floor. In addition, burns from injuries related to cooking are not uncommon, and injuries can occur with the use of power tools and other dangerous equipment. Caution—in particular, supervision—is advised when power tools are used, and the use of safety devices, such as an automatic shutoff switch, is recommended.

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