What to do when someone has a tonic-clonic seizure: CARE

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  • C – Comfort Cushion their head with something soft to protect them from injury
  • A – Action Start to time the seizure, and clear the area of anything that might be harmful. You could also check if the person has a medical ID or bracelet with more information on how to help
  • R – Reassure After the seizure stops, put the person in the recovery position and reassure them
  • E – Emergency Call 999 if the person: – is not regaining consciousness – goes straight into another seizure – has trouble breathing after the seizure stops – has never had a seizure before

Find more resources to help you learn seizure first aid at www.epilepsy.org.uk/care Epilepsy Action has a range of resources covering seizure first aid, how to help someone having other types of epileptic seizures, and how to support people with epilepsy more generally at www.epilepsy.org.uk.