Community Education Programs
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The Epilepsy Foundation provides a school nurse continuing education program titled “Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses.” The program was designed by the Foundation and NASN to insure that objectives and content are specifically designed to meet the real and immediate needs of school nurses. The training is accredited by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and nurses receive 3.2 CEU upon completion. Click here to access the online training.
While the overwhelming majority of law enforcement and EMS personnel do an outstanding job recognizing and handling citizens experiencing seizures, in limited cases they may respond with inappropriate force to behaviors associated with seizures, especially complex partial seizures. These particular seizures cloud awareness, block normal communication, and produce a variety of undirected, involuntary and unorganized movements that may be erroneously viewed as aggression. The results can be fatal, especially when dangerous restraint practices are used.
This training provides first responder agencies guidance on how to appropriately recognize and manage persons having seizures -- to ensure the safety of all parties.
This is training on basic seizure recognition/first aid and targets grades 4-12. It includes a PowerPoint presentation and the Take Charge of the Facts video. The brief video alone offers some great information for youth if you do not want the entire presentation.
This training provides school personnel with information on recognizing seizures and their impact on students as well as seizure first aid information. The training includes the Seizures in School video.
Health Fairs are a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and increase education in the community and schools. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we attend health fairs throughout the year where we distribute general information and speak to people about epilepsy and seizure first aid.