Care during a seizure
If your child has a Seizure Management Plan, you should follow this in the event of another seizure.
If you have not been given a Seizure Management Plan, here are some steps to follow:
- make the area safe by shifting your child from the edge of a bed or away from any sharp objects nearby that could hurt them
- stay with your child
- note the time the seizure starts and what happens to your child during the seizure, so you can tell the ambulance officers and doctors.
- restrain your child
- put anything in your child’s mouth
- give your child any food or drink.
Care immediately after a seizure
- roll your child onto their side when the convulsion is over
- talk to your child calmly and orientate them to their surroundings until they have fully recovered, or help arrives.
The care of a child having a seizure is taught in a First Aid course. Completing a First Aid course may help you feel more comfortable with knowing what to do if you witness another convulsion in the future.