The objectives of providing aid during a seizure are to prevent further injury and to help maintain an open airway. Most seizures will stop on their own after a few seconds, but not all will.
If the seizure is prolonged, stay calm, and:
1 Call 9-1-1 to activate EMS.
2 Do not restrain the victim during the seizure. Move furniture away to protect the head.
3 Do not place anything in the victim’s mouth. Tongue biting and bleeding from the mouth can be normal side effects of a seizure.
4 After a seizure the victim may be unconscious, confused or lethargic. Place the victim on their side and reassure the victim until help arrives.
Disclaimer: The Emergency Guide is provided as a reference only. Every effort has been taken to acquire and publish accurate information provided by medical authorities. In case of emergency, always call or have someone CALL 9-1-1.