School Nurse and School Personnel Training

The Epilepsy Foundation Puerto Rico conducted training for school nurses.

What is "Seizure Training for School Personnel"?

This free, interactive course is designed as a part of the school nurse training program. The Epilepsy Foundation developed "Seizure Training for School Personnel" (CDC Course No. RPWD 2903) 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.

Course modules include:

  • Seizure and Epilepsy Basics
  • Seizure Types and First Aid
  • Seizure Triggers and Precipitants
  • Seizures in School DVD
  • Providing Academic and Social Support

By completing the course, school personnel will be able to:

  • Recognize four common seizure types
  • Identify three types of impacts that seizures have on students
  • List three first aid steps for helping students having a seizure
  • Recognize three aspects that make a seizure a medical emergency
  • Define two basic aspects of social support for students with seizures
  • Describe three ways to academically support students with seizures

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.

How do I bring the program to my school?

The Epilepsy Foundation provides a kit with a CD-ROM that includes a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint slides, information on continuing education units, and a DVD called Seizures in Schools: Understanding and Assisting Students With Epilepsy.

School personnel can also take the course online.

START ONLINE COURSE

E-mail our program manager or call 1-800-332-1000 for more information.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the course?

Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy in school settings, but content is intended for school personnel who want an introduction to seizure identification and first aid strategies, including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Librarians
  • Teacher assistants
  • School bus drivers
  • Aides
  • IEP/504 Plan team members
  • Health educators
  • Other staff members or volunteers in grades K-12

Are there any prerequisites to take the course?

There are no prerequisites to take the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?

Time to complete the course varies by each user. There is 1 required module in the training, and 1 supporting resource module that takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

What materials or equipment do I need to take the course?

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How do I get credit for taking the course?

Upon completing the course, you must complete the online posttest and evaluation. Refer to the "Instructions for Course Credit" below.

How long is the posttest?

The posttest consists of several multiple-choice questions.

Instructions for Course Credits

Continuing Education (CE) for this course is only available through the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online system (CDC TCEO). Please follow the instructions provided below. You must complete the online evaluation by August 17, 2019, to receive your CE credit or your certificate of completion.

To complete online evaluation:

  • Go to CDC TCEO at http://www.cdc.gov/tceonline/. Select Participant Login to login. If you are new to TCEO, select New Participant to create a user ID and password.
  • Once logged on to CDC TCEO, the Participant Services page will display. Select the Search and Register link. Select the CDC Courses link at the bottom right of the search page.
  • The next page will ask for the CDC Center/Course Code. The code for this course will be provided by your presenter. Enter the course code and select View.
  • Click on the course name, and the course information page will display. Scroll down to Register Here. Select the type of CE that you would like to receive and then select Submit.
  • The next page requests demographic information. New participants are required to answer the demographic questions. Returning participants please verify this information and select Submit.
  • A message will display thanking you for registering for the course. If you have already completed the course, you may select the option to take the evaluation.
  • If you have not completed the course, you will be directed back to Participant Services. Under Evaluations and Tests, you may access the course detail page, the course link, or the evaluation and/or posttest after completing the course.
  • Complete the evaluation and Submit. If a posttest is required, it will follow the evaluation. A record of your course completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section located on the Participant Services page.

If you have any questions or problems, please use the link below to contact:

CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online (TECO) at https://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/comments.asp.

Course Contact Information

Please email cdcprogram@efa.org with any questions regarding this course material.

Accreditation Statements & Policies

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.25 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEUs for this program.

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.

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) 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.

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.

Accreditation Statements & Policies

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: August 17, 2017

Renewal Date:

Expiration Date: August 17, 2019

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Authored Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Reviewed Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014