First Aid for Absence Seizures

An absence seizure causes loss of awareness for a brief period. The person stares vacantly, the eyes may drift upwards and flicker. It may be mistaken for daydreaming.

First Aid for Absence Seizures

  • Recognize that a seizure has occurred
  • Reassure the person, and
  • Repeat any information that may have been missed during the seizure

Information from the Epilepsy Australia website