What do I do if someone is having a seizure?

Stay calm Seizures usually end on their own and last from a few seconds to a few minutes Create a safe space Move sharp objects out of the way If the person falls, place something soft under their head and roll them on their side as the seizure subsides If the person wanders, stay by their side and gently steer them away from danger Time it Note the time the seizure begins and ends Call 1990 if: The seizure lasts more than 5 minutes It repeats without full recovery between seizures If consciousness or regular breathing does not return after the seizure ends The person is pregnant, has diabetes, appears injured or is in water You are not sure the person has epilepsy or a seizure disorder Provide Reassurance When the seizure ends, stay with them until complete awareness returns DO NOT Restrain the person Put anything in their mouth

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