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 psycho-social 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?