Would you know what to do if someone had a seizure?
1. Keep calm
Try to stay calm as it will help you have a clear mind and enable you to help the person having an epileptic seizure.
2. Protect the person
If the person is in a safe place don’t move them. Remove any harmful objects that may be around them.
3. Cushion their head
If the person has collapsed – cushion their head with something soft.
4. Stay with them
You should stay with the person until they have fully recovered.
5. Reassure the person
Help by keeping them calm and reassure them that you are there with them.
6. Keep an eye out on the clock
Take note of the time the seizure starts.
7. Keep looking...
If the seizure doesn’t stop after 5 minutes – call 999.
8. Avoid doing this:
Don’t hold the person down.
9. Avoid doing this too!
Don’t put anything in their mouth.
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