Seizure First Aid:

 

Response for a Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure:

  • Protect their head
  • Turn the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Check for a seizure disorder medical ID tag
  • Remain with them until they have gained full awareness
  • If seizure lasts more than five minutes, call EMS

Response for a Complex Partial Seizure:

  • Do not restrain
  • Gently direct the person away from hazards
  • Check for a seizure disorder medical ID tag
  • Remain with the individual until they have gained full awareness

In general:

  • Always stay calm
  • Always track the amount of time the seizure lasts
  • Never put anything in the person's mouth
  • No need to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation, breathing can be naturally depressed during a generalized tonic clonic seizure and usually begins again without assistance

 CALL 911 IF THE PERSON:

  • Is injured
  • Has diabetes
  • Is pregnant
  • Had a seizure in water
  • Does not resume normal breathing
  • Has a first time seizure

 

   

 

 

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