School Nurse and School Personnel Training

The Epilepsy Foundation Puerto Rico conducted training for school nurses.

What is Seizure Training for School Personnel?

Developed as a part of the School Nurse Training Program, the Epilepsy Foundation developed Seizure Training for School Personnel in response to the need for a consistent educational tool to help promote a positive social and educational environment for students living with seizures and epilepsy.

Classroom teachers, special education teachers, librarians, teacher assistants, school bus drivers, aides and other staff members or volunteers in grades K-12 can all benefit.

How Do I Bring the Program to My School?

The Epilepsy Foundation provides a kit with a CD-ROM which includes a facilitator’s guide, Power Point slides, information on continuing education units, and a DVD called Seizures in Schools: Understanding and Assisting Students With Epilepsy. You can also take the training online, e-mail our program manager, or call 1-800-332-1000 for more information.

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative grant agreement number 1 NU58DP006256-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

CPH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer (1.0) CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance, please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to (1) total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are (0). CDC provider number 98614.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To receive continuing education (CE):

  1. Complete the activity
  2. Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
  3. Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

FEES: There are no fees for CE.

Origination Date: September 6, 2017

Renewal Date:

Expiration Date: September 6, 2019

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School Personnel Training

Epilepsy Foundation Virginia Regional Director Patty Hood trained 300 bus drivers in the eastern side of the state about seizure recognition, epilepsy, and proper first aid.