First Aid For Seizure

Do…
• Stay Calm
• Loosen tight clothing around the neck
• Protect the child from injury (remove sharp or hard objects)
• Guide away from danger if the child is having a complex partial seizure
• Cushion head if the child falls down
• Aid breathing by placing the child on their side if they have fallen down (recovery position)
• Stay with the child until they have fully recovered
• Be quietly reassuring

Don’t…
• Try to restrain the child having a seizure
• Put anything in the child’s mouth or force anything between their teeth
• Try to move the child unless they are in danger
• Give the child anything to drink until they are fully recovered