A seizure is caused when there is sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Causes of seizures include diseases, such as epilepsy, brain injuries, fever, and reactions to drugs. Although most seizures are brief and cause no lasting harm, some seizures may be prolonged, presenting both immediate danger and long-term effects. In this course, you’ll learn about the symptoms and causes of seizures as well as first aid to provide a person experiencing a seizure.
Explain what a seizure is
List some causes of seizures
List three general sets of symptoms associated with seizures
Explain how to help or provide first aid for a seizure, depending on the set of symptoms
Explain when to summon emergency medical care when someone is having a seizure