first aid for seizures
Knowing how to help someone during and after a seizure may help you to feel more confident if a seizure happens. How you can best help someone depends on the type of seizure they have, and what happens to them.
What to do when someone has a seizure where they shake or jerk (a convulsive seizure).
Download the Epilepsy Society app which includes seizure diary and first aid information. Available for iPhone and Android.
What to do when someone has a seizure depends on what type of seizure they are having.
Questions to help you find out about someone’s epilepsy in case you need to help them during a seizure.
When to call for an ambulance when someone is having an epileptic seizure.
As part of managing seizures, and to understand more about someone's epilepsy, it can be useful to note down some details about what happens during someone's seizures.
Instructions on how to put someone into the recovery positions following a tonic clonic seizure.
A step-by-step video to putting someone in the recovery position.
If you witness someone loosening or cracking a tooth during an epileptic seizure, your first aid may mean that their tooth can be saved.