Wilderness: Seizure (cont.)
- During and after the seizure, attempt to keep the person on his or her side to allow fluid to drain from the mouth.
- If the person falls, immobilize the head and neck. Beware of vomiting and turn the person to his or her side to prevent the inhalation of vomit into the lungs.
- After the seizure stops, allow the person to rest. A seizure often causes confusion and drowsiness for a period of minutes to hours.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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