CLIENTS & SEIZURES: FIRST AID
- Remain calm, and begin to time the seizure.
- Clear the area of objects (if possible).
- Gently place the person on the floor (if possible).
- Place a cushion or soft material, such as a jacket, under the person’s head. Lift the chin slightly to open the airway.
- If the person is choking or vomiting, roll him or her onto the side.
- Remain with the person until the seizure has ended.
- After a seizure (postictal phase), several things can be expected to happen. The person may be groggy or feel very tired. The person could be confused, disoriented, or even embarrassed. The person may also complain of a headache or general soreness.
- If this is your client's first seizure or if you don't know if they have had a seizure before
- If you know they have had a seizure and it lasts more than 5 minutes or immediately repeats
- If your client is injured or vomits and is choking
Seizure First Aid
After The Seizure