First Aid for Focal Seizures

First Aid for Focal Seizures

Previously called complex partial seizures a focal seizure may cause a person to appear unresponsive and confused as their consciousness is impaired.

Automatic movements such as smacking of the lips, wandering, or fumbling movements of the hand may be present. He or she may display inappropriate behaviour that may be mistaken for alcohol/drug intoxication or psychiatric disturbance.

*In the event of a seizure follow instructions in the individual’s seizure care plan. However, if you do not know the person, or there is no care plan:

First Aid for focal seizures
Call an ambulance – 000 – if:

Click hyperlink to your Seizure First Aid Poster.

Information from the Epilepsy Australia webpage.

National Help Line

1300 852 853

Epilepsy ACT

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm


Saturday – Sunday Closed