The nurse is caring for a client after he experienced a seizure (postictal). Which intervention would the nurse expect not to perform?

  • return client to pre-seizure activity
  • administer medications as appropriate
  • reorient as necessary
  • assess neurologic and vital signs
Number 1 is correct.
The client should be allowed to gradually assume normal activities at his own pace to prevent aggression or combativeness. Medications may be administered to reduce anxiety post-seizure. The client may become disoriented, confused, or anxious as a result of the seizure, making reorientation necessary. Assessment of neurologic and vital signs should occur until the client is stable to ensure complete recovery.