The basic rule of seizure first aid is to protect the person from injury. If you witness someone having a seizure, you should know:
What To Do:
What Not To Do:
An ambulance (911) should be called if:
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We all live with risks in our daily lives. Having epilepsy can increase the risk of injury. The amount of risk for injury depends on the type of seizures, the frequency of the seizures, and the kind of activities the person is involved in.
It's important that safety measures for people with epilepsy minimize the potential for injury but also maximize the person's ability to perform the same activities as other people. Having a full and happy life is important to us all!
General Safety Tips & Guidelines: