Get to know your service users and their support plans so that you are aware of what might happen during a seizure.
Select the tabs to read about the do’s and don’t's and what you should do in an emergency.
- ask for assistance whenever possible
- check their support plan / emergency protocol
- move obstacles out of the way
- support their head on your lap or a rolled-up towel
- keep their airway clear
- reassure them
- record the details of what happened and at what times after the event.
Remember not to:
- put anything in their mouth (as people used to advise)
- move them unless absolutely necessary
- leave them alone.
Always call for an ambulance if the person:
- is having difficulty breathing
- has been seriously injured
- doesn’t react to emergency medication
- fails to recover.