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Seizure First Aid

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Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures

tonic clonic first aid

Complex Partial Seizures

  • Time the seizure.
  • Keep the person safe from dangers.
  • Remove obstacles from the individual's path.
  • Do not restrain.
  • Do not expect the person to respond to instructions or commands.
  • Explain to bystanders that the individual is having a seizure and that it will soon be finished.
  • Be reassuring when the seizure ends and remain present until the person if fully consciously aware.

When Is A Seizure A Medical Emergency?

  • The seizure lasts longer than five minutes.
  • One seizure follows another without the person regaining consciousness or conscious awareness between seizures.
  • The seizure occurs in water.
  • There is an obvious injury.
  • There is no known history of seizures.
  • The person has diabetes.
  • The person is pregnant.

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