First aid is different for each seizure type. Find out what type of seizures your employee has so you know the right first aid information. There may also be specific first aid information for an employee in their seizure action plan, for example how long a seizure normally lasts for them.
First aid for seizures should be included in first aid at work training (3-day course for qualified first aiders) and emergency first aid at work training (1-day course). But this may not include first aid for all the seizure types. It’s worth checking with your training provider that they include first aid for the type of seizures that your employee has.
Epilepsy Action’s epilepsy awareness training includes first aid for different seizure types as well as information on how to support a colleague with epilepsy at work. Training is delivered virtually. The training can be delivered in-person when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
‘What to do when someone has a seizure’ is a free online course.
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