Module 3: First Aid

Absence Seizures: What to do?

1. Don’t panic. Stay calm and remember what to do.

2. Look at your watch. Time the seizure.

3. Protect the person. Keep the person away from danger such as sharp objects, staircases or cars but do not restrain them.

4. Be reassuring. After the seizure, be reassuring and stay with the person until she/he is fully alert again.

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