Seizure First Aid

31 January 2011
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It is an important part of being seizure-aware that you know what to do if you see someone having a seizure.

Remember TEAM:

T: Take care to protect the person

E: Ensure you stay with them

A: Allow the seizure to run its course (you cannot stop a seizure and in most cases it will last for a few seconds to a few minutes).

M: Move the person onto their side when the seizure is over (for tonic clonic/ convulsive seizures)

Remember to reassure the person after the seizure is over and explain what has happened.

Responding to seizures: the full game-plan

Tonic-Clonic Seizures (aka Major, Convulsive or Grand-Mal)

Complex Partial seizures

When should you call an ambulance?

Get the Seizure first aid poster

Watch the seizure first aid video

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