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What is "Seizure Training for School Personnel"?

Training for School Personnel is designed for people who work with children and youth in school settings. This program provides an overview of seizures and epilepsy, seizure first aid, seizure action plans, rescue therapies, seizure emergencies and how to support students in school settings. This course is appropriate for school nurses, teachers, aides, coaches, administrators and anyone who works in a school setting.

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

  • Recognize 3 common seizure types
  • Describe 3 seizure first aid steps to assist a student having a seizure
  • Recognize 3 key factors that would make a seizure a medical emergency
  • Describe 3 ways to support student living with epilepsy

How do I bring the program to my school?

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Online Course Questions & Answers

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
  • 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 online?

Time to complete the course varies by each user. The course includes a pre-test, video lesson and post-test. These lessons must be taken in order. The pre-test must be completed before gaining access to the video lesson. The video lesson is approximately 50 minutes long. The entire video must be viewed and post-test passed to successfully complete this training and receive a certificate of completion.

What materials or equipment do I need to take the online 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.

How long is the post-test?

The post-test consists of several multiple choice questions.

Accommodation Requests

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact the Programs and Services Team at programs@efa.org.

Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Acknowledgments/Disclaimers

This program is supported by 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.

Are continuing education units available?

Continuing education units are not yet available for this course.

For technical support, please contact:

Online Course Support Team
E-mail: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org 
Phone: 847-348-0373
Business hours: 9am to 5pm EST
Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)

For additional information or questions, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team: programs@efa.org

Authored By: 
Epilepsy Foundation Programs Department
Authored Date: 
07/2019
Reviewed By: 
LaQueisa Haynes-Smith MS, MCHES
on: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020