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Convulsions - first aid - series—Procedure, part 2

First aid convulsions, part 2

Overview

  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 2/27/2018

Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Department of Neurology, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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