What To Do When Someone Has a Seizure

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Do you know what to do if someone has a seizure? Complete this short online learning module to find out more.

It covers: absence, atonic, focal, myoclonic, tonic and tonic-clonic seizures.

Many thanks to Epilepsy Action for granting permission for us to provide this course to our learners for free.

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Course Modules
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Who Is This Course For?

 Anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of what to do when someone has a seizure.

Course Modules

  • What to do if someone has a seizure

Learning Outcomes

  • This course aims to show you what to do if you see someone having a seizure.


You must gain the minimum pass mark in any assessment in order to gain your certificate for this course. You can attempt the assessments as many times as you would like.


This course was created and supplied by Epilepsy Action UK.

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    Epilepsy Action

    Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect.

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