The Epilepsy Foundation Launches the Epilepsy Learning Portal to Create a Seizure Safe Nation

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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Epilepsy Foundation launched this month the Epilepsy Learning Portal. The Epilepsy Learning Portal is your one-stop shop to access the Epilepsy Foundation’s online and on-demand trainings about epilepsy and seizures. By launching this portal, the Foundation is helping create a Seizure Safe Nation for the 3.4 million Americans living with epilepsy.

With this resource, professionals, people with epilepsy, their caregivers, and the general public can learn more about epilepsy, seizures, and seizure first aid. The more people learn and gain skills about epilepsy and seizures, the more confident we can be that people living with epilepsy will be surrounded by caregivers and professionals that understand how to respond to their seizures.

The Epilepsy Learning Portal creates the opportunity to combine multiple forms of learning including eLearning, on-demand, live online, and blended learning. These programs are accessible from around the world and on a variety of devices: computers, laptops, notebooks, and mobile devices.

Create Your Account

By creating your account, you can access available trainings, manage your certifications, and stay updated on all our program offerings.

Currently Available Trainings

The Epilepsy Foundation will be expanding the variety of online educational offerings on the Epilepsy Learning Portal. Current trainings include:

  • Seizure Training for School Personnel:
    • Available On-Demand
    • Designed for people who work with children and youth in school settings
    • Continuing education credits available for CHES™/MCHES™
  • Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students
    • Available On-Demand
    • Designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures
    • CNE Continuing Education credits available
  • Seizure First Aid Certification
    • Available Live Online
    • The Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification course formally educates the public on the Epilepsy Foundation’s approved procedures for recognizing seizures and responding to someone having a seizure.
    • Continuing education credits available for CHES™/MCHES™

What People Are Saying About the Trainings

Now I know what to do if someone has a seizure.
  • “Now I know what to do [if someone has a seizure]. And I won't be helpless and afraid. And anybody who potentially has a seizure around me doesn't have to be alone," Seizure First Aid Certification Training Participant 
  • “This was a great webinar and it really needs to get out to all school personnel, especially bus drivers and monitors,” Seizure Training for School Personnel
  • “This was an excellent course! I emailed all of our other school nurses in our school system and encouraged them to take this class. Thank you so much for providing this for us,” Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students

Acknowledgement/Disclaimers

The development and maintenance of the Epilepsy Learning Portal and the development of some of its content is partially supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Support for the Epilepsy Learning Portal was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

 

 

Authored by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 1/2021
Reviewed by: Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team on 1/2021

Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
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