Should someone near you have a grand mal seizure (the most severe type, involving loss of consciousness or generalized jerking movements), follow these steps:
- Stay calm. Most seizures only last a few minutes.
- Prevent injury by moving any nearby objects out of the way.
- Pay attention to the length of the seizure.
- Make the person as comfortable as possible.
- Keep onlookers away.
- Do not hold the person down.
- Do not put anything in the person's mouth.
- Do not give the person water, pills, or food until the person is fully alert.
- Call 911.
- Be sensitive and supportive, and ask others to do the same.
If you have questions, contact Student Health Services - Ext. 5748
For more information contact the Office of Disability Services - Ext. 5916