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First aid for
seizures/epilepsy

Watch the video, in which Zed is helped while having a seizure.

Use the information below the video to remind yourself how to help someone who is having a seizure.

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Do not restrain them but use a blanket or clothing to protect their head from injury.

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Restraining them may cause injury to you or them. Let the seizure run its normal course.

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After the seizure, help the person to rest on their side with their head tilted back.

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This will make sure they keep breathing.

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