First aid for seizures

Seizures are sudden brief episodes of intense neurological activity, may result from a variety of causes including epilepsy, a neurological disorder, and head injuries.


First aid for seizures consist of protecting the victim from accidental injury during the seizure. The first aid provider should not put any objects in a seizing person’s mouth or try to hold the tongue.

If the Victim has medical identification indicating epilepsy, an ambulance need not be called unless the person experiences multiple seizures or one seizure lasts more than five minutes. Otherwise, once the seizure stops, question the person about the need for a hospital evaluation.
If no medical identification exists the first-aid provider should request medical assistance.

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