A client is having a tonic-clonic seizure. Which of the following should the nurse do first ?

  • call for assistance
  • restrain the client
  • turn the client on her side
  • provide a safe environment
Number 4 is correct.
As safety is the top priority during seizure activity, the nurse should remove any objects in the immediate area that may cause the client harm. Calling for assistance is not the first course of action. Restraining a client during a seizure is contraindicated. Turning the client on her side is important yet it is a secondary action.