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Convulsions - first aid - series

Procedure, part 1

  1. When a seizure occurs, the main goal is to protect the person from injury. Try to prevent a fall by laying the person on the ground in a safe area. The area should be cleared of furniture or other sharp objects.
  2. Cushion the person's head.
  3. Loosen tight clothing, especially around the neck.

Procedure, part 2

  1. The person should be turned on his or her side in case vomiting occurs. This keeps the vomit from being inhaled into the lungs.
  2. Look for a medical I.D. bracelet with seizure instructions.
  3. Stay with the person until help arrives. Meanwhile, monitor the person's vital signs (pulse, rate of breathing).

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