Seizure, symptoms, and first aid:
A seizure, fit, or convulsion is caused by something interrupting the electrical
activity in the brain.
This makes the muscles in the body contract uncontrollably
and usually causes the person to lose consciousness.
Seizure signs or symptoms:
If you think someone is having a seizure, there are six signs to look for:
sudden loss of consciousness,
a rigid body with an arching back,
difficult breathing, noisy,
loss of bladder or bowel control
convulsions (jerky, uncontrolled movements),
confusion and tiredness afterwards.
How to treat seizure (First Aid):
If someone having a seizure, don't restrain them.
Instead, protect them from hurting themselves.
Clear away any dangerous objects
like hot drinks or sharp objects.
Make a note of the time the seizure started
and how long it lasts.
loosen any clothing around their neck.
and Protect their head by placing something soft underneath it like a towel,
Once the seizure has stopped, they may fall into a deep sleep.
If they do, open their airway and check their breathing.
If they're breathing, put them into the recovery position.
If they stop breathing at any point,
prepare to treat somebody who is unconscious and not breathing.
Check their breathing, pulse and level of response.
Call for an ambulance if it's their first seizure,
the cause is unknown,
they're having repeated seizures,
the seizure lasts for more than five minutes
or they're unconscious for more than 10 minutes following the seizure.
So remember: when treating an adult having a seizure,
don't restrain them.
Clear dangerous objects away from them, and protect their head.
If they fall into a deep sleep, open their airway and check their breathing.
Call for an ambulance if necessary.
And that's how we treat an adult that's having a seizure.