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How to help a seizure victim

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Seizures can have many causes:

  • Hypoxia
  • Stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Fever
  • Epilepsy
  • Etc

Unless instructed by a physician for specific care for a victim woo frequently has seizures, always call 911

Seizure Care:

  • Call 911
  • Do not attempt to restrain patient
  • Do not attempt to force anything between the patient's teeth
  • Beware of the possibility of the patient causing personal injury by striking surrounding objects, during the seizure (remove objects, if possible)

When seizure is over Look, listen, and feel for breathing. If the victim is breathing place the victim in the recovery position (if there is no breathing perform mouth to mouth resuscitation. If the victim is blue begin CPR.

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