Nine Steps to Take When Your Child Starts Having a Seizure

  1. Stay calm
  2. Call 911, especially if this is the first time anything like this has happened
  3. Acuéstelo en el piso de costado para mantener sus vías respiratorias abiertas
  4. Clear the area around him/her of anything that might cause injury
  5. No intente sujetarlo ni detener sus movimientos
  6. Afloje la ropa ajustada, especialmente si tiene algo alrededor del cuello
  7. Do not put anything in his/her mouth – he/she will not swallow his/her tongue
  8. Calcule cuánto dura la convulsión
  9. Take the child to the emergency room if the episode lasts than 2 minutes

Take the child to the emergency room if the episode lasts longer than 5 minutes. A Neurologist will be able to diagnose and recommend a treatment plan.

1 in 6 children suffers from some kind of neurological disorder. The Neuroscience Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital has a team of more than 200 health care professionals who work together to provide comprehensive neurological care to children all over the country.