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Two common questions people have about seizures are “What should I do if I see someone have a seizure?” and “What should I tell others to do if I have a seizure?”

Feeling helpless watching a loved one, friend, even a stranger, have a seizure is difficult.

Most seizures are not a medical emergency and require simple first aid responses.

We encourage people living with epilepsy to disclose their seizures to those who have the potential to witness them and explain appropriate seizure first aid with your friends, family, school or co-workers.

For more information about Seizure First Aid:

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Get Seizure First Aid Certified

This course aims to increase the knowledge, skill, and confidence for recognizing seizures and responding to someone having a seizure. It is designed for people who:

  • Have a family member, loved one, or friend with seizures.
  • Have a job where you provide care for people with seizures.
  • Have a job where you work with the public or work with someone who has seizures.
  • Coach or lead groups.
  • Work, play, or live in areas or settings where seizures could occur.
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Get Seizure First Aid Ready

This 30-minute on-demand course outlines basic procedures for responding to someone having a seizure.

This course aims to increase knowledge in applying seizure first aid. This information is presented in an interactive eLearning format with animations, videos, and activities to help learners become seizure first aid ready.

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