Thank you for completing the Seizure First Aid Training for School Personnel. Here are Resources referenced during the training for your use.
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Thank you for completing the On Demand training. Here you can explore in-person and other training options available for you and your colleagues from our member organizations.
As you learned in the training, there are many types of rescue medications your doctor can prescribe. These videos demonstrate how to administer the most common types usually prescribed.
Available in both English and Spanish
You learned in the training that a Seizure Action Plan (ASAP) is a document that provides detailed health and medical information about an individual and their epilepsy or seizure disorder. The Seizure Action Plan provides guidelines regarding how to respond when and individual is experiencing a seizure. This document will include input from the individual’s guardian, physician, and/or neurology specialist.
Part of a person’s Seizure Action Plan typically includes timing and observing the seizure – and then reporting that information to the person and their care partners. This is a sample Seizure Observation Record you can download and use.
You can download posters for your school from this page.
During the training you listened to real children with epilepsy share their experiences. The videos included in the training are here for you rewatch and/or share with your colleagues or students
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL NURSES
From the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
Note – To access the materials at NASN you need a username and password from NASN.
School nurses play a critical role in supporting students with epilepsy to increase their self-management, address physical and social needs, and provide the training to help them progress through school and into adulthood. NASN’s Supporting Students with Epilepsy: A Toolkit for School Nurses draws primarily on the key NASN Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™ principle and practice components of care coordination, along with elements of leadership, quality improvement, public health, and standards of practice, to provide nurses with a comprehensive guide for implementing transition planning and school-based seizure care.
See NASN’s Epilepsy page to learn about the Coordinated Support System for Students with Epilepsy (CSSSE) program and find resources for school nurses.
The Impact of Stigma on Students with Seizures/Epilepsy
The free NASN NCPD program (1 contact hour), Epilepsy Care Considerations for School Nurses: Stigma and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), offers school nurses valuable information about the effects of stigma on students with seizures/epilepsy, aiming to improve school nurse practice and provide better care for students with epilepsy. The program addresses the identification of stigma and strategies to reduce it; and SUDEP risks, causes, and methods to inform others.