For Grand Mal Seizures:
Ease the person onto the floor.
Lay the person on their side (it helps the person to breathe)
Put something soft and flat under their head, like a jacket to keep from hitting their head on the ground.
Take of any jewelry or things around the neck that may restrict breathing.
Time the seizure.
PUT ANYTHING IN THE PERSON’S MOUTH. A person cannot swallow their tongue during a seizure. Putting something like a wallet in a person’s mouth during a seizure will block their airway.
Try to hold a person down or stop their movements.
Attempt to give CPR or similar breaths.
Offer the person any food or water immediately after a seizure.
Do I call 911?
In general, it is not necessary to call 9-1-1 for a person who has a history of epilepsy, unless:
The person has trouble waking up/breathing
The seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes
The person immediately has another seizure
The person is hurt during the seizure (For example, falls and hits their head during the seizure)