What to do during and after a seizure?
Protect the person from injury. Keep him or her from falling if you can, or try to guide the person gently to the floor. Try to move furniture or other objects that might injure the person during the seizure. If the person is having a seizure and is on the ground when you arrive, put something soft under his or her head. Do not force anything, including your fingers, into the person’s mouth. Putting something in the person’s mouth may cause injuries to him or her, such as chipped teeth or a fractured jaw. You could also get bitten. Turn the person onto his or her side, with the mouth down, unless the person resists being moved. Do not try to hold down or move the person. Try to stay calm. If the person vomits, turn the person onto his or her side. Pay close attention to what the person is doing so that you can describe the seizure to rescue personnel or doctors. 1. What kind of body movement occurred? 2. How long did the seizure last? 3. How did the person act immediately after the seizure? 4. Are there any injuries from the seizure? 5. Time the length of the seizure, if possible.