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Convulsions - first aid - series—Procedure, part 2

First aid convulsions, 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).

Review Date 2/27/2016

Updated by: Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, attending neurologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook, School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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