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Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses

Managing Students with Seizures

CDC Course No. RPWD 2924

Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment.

Course modules include:

  • Seizures and Epilepsy: What are they and how are they treated?
  • Impact of Seizures
  • Seizure First Aid and Rescue Therapies
  • Seizure Action Plans and Delegation Issues.

By completing the course, Managing Students with Seizures, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2 of the most common seizure types in students with epilepsy, potential triggers, and risk factors for seizures and emergencies.
  • Identify 3 ways in which treatment of epilepsy may affect a student’s health, safety or learning.
  • Apply 2 strategies to alleviate psychosocial challenges relating to epilepsy for students, parents, and school personnel.
  • List 3 first aid steps in helping a student during and after a seizure.
  • Create a Seizure Action Plan for a student with epilepsy using safe practices for medication administration and delegation.

How can school nurses access this training?

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Questions & Answers

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Who can take the course?

Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy but the course is intended for school nurses.

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 are four required modules in the training, which takes approximately 2 hours 15 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 post-test?

The post-test consists of several multiple choice questions

Instructions for Course Credits

Continuing Education 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 One Month Following the Live Training to receive your Continuing Education or your certificate of completion.

To complete online evaluation:

  • After attending a conference, login or create a new account on TCEO at https://tceols.cdc.gov.
  • Search for the conference you attended. The course number will be provided by the trainer of your session.
  • Scroll down and click on the title of the course.
  • Review the information on the Course Summary page and click Continue.
  • Enter in the Course Code (provided by the trainer) in the Course Access Code box and click Continue.
  • Choose the type of continuing education you would like to earn. You can select more than one.
  • Under Pending CE, complete the Evaluation for the session you attended and then complete the Post test.
  • Visit the Completed CE section of the My Activities page to download your certificate.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact:

Course Contact Information

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 2.2 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's 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 2.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (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 2 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.
  • Planning committee 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.

If CNE Joint Provider: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Epilepsy Foundation are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.

To Receive Continuing Education (CE):

Fees: There are no fees for CE.

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Authored Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018