A male patient with a metastatic brain tumor is having a generalized seizure and begins vomiting. What should the nurse do first?

Answer Explanation: The nurses first response should be to place the patient on his side to prevent him from aspirating emesis. Inserting something into the seizing patients mouth is no longer part of a seizure protocol. Obtaining supplies to suction the patient would be a delegated task. Paging or calling the physician would only be necessary if this is the patients first seizure.

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