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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?

The course is intended for school nurses, but anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy, including:

  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed, Practical/Vocational Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Students
  • Nurse Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • CHES Health Educators
  • Other Health Educators

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?

You need access to a computer with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.

How do I get credit for taking the course?

Upon completing the course, you must complete the online post-assessment and evaluation to receive a certificate of completion. Continuing education units are not yet available for this revised training.

How long is the post-test?

The post-test consists of several multiple choice questions

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number NU58DP006256-02-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Course Contact Information

Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
LaQueisa Haynes-Smith MS, MCHES
Thursday, December 12, 2019