School Nurses, Teachers & Students

 

 

 

School Nurses

 

 

Managing Students with Seizures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Epilepsy Foundation, in partnering with the National Association of School Nurses, offers a 3.5 hour training titled Managing Students with Epilepsy: A Training for School Nurses.

 

 

3.2 CEUs are awarded through the National Association of School Nurses,  at no charge to you, upon completion of this online training/testing.  

 

To receive 3.2 CEU's, you MUST pre-register at least 45 days before your training.

 

This training is made possible through a grant from the CDC awarded to the Epilepsy Foundation. 

 

In this training, participants will learn:

  • The impact of seizures on learning and behavior
  • Current treatment options and their side effects
  • Simple strategies for creating a more positive and supportive environment
  • Critical issues related to medication administration and delegation
  • Key components of a seizure action plan
  • Appropriate first aid for all seizure types
  • The essential elements of a seizure training for school personnel
  • Steps you can take to help maximize educational opportunities for students with seizures

Call (423) 634-1772 for more information!

 

 

 

Teachers
Teachers are often the first ones to spot seizure activity in children since it is often difficult to detect and can look like daydreaming. Nationwide, 45,000 children are diagnosed with epilepsy every year. Statistics say that 1% has epilepsy - so if you interact with more than 100 children a day, chances are you have a child with a seizure disorder.

 

We conduct one-hour seizure recognition and first aid trainings for school personnel. In this training, you can expect to learn:

  • To recognize the different types of seizures and differentiating them from daydreaming
  • First aid for all types of seizures
  • Special needs that students with epilepsy have, such as having an Individualized Education Plan

We will show you a DVD that includes real footage of students having seizures that will aid you in recognizing the many different types. Bring us in for an in-service training day and educate your staff members so that when a seizure occurs, everyone will be more prepared and less scared!


Call (423) 634-1772 for more information!

 

 

   


Students

 

 

Epilepsy program for school-aged children.

 

We think that teaching our youth about seizures will help the next generation to have fewer stigmas about people with epilepsy. It is so important that everyone learn that epilepsy is not a mental illness and is not contagious. Knowing what a seizure looks like and what to do if someone has a seizure can empower a person. Knowledge is power and we want to help today's students.

 

Bring in our education director today to teach your students about epilepsy. We can tailor our message for as young as kindergarten and as old as college-aged students. With young students, we stress the importance of being a friend to someone who has epilepsy. For older students, we teach first aid and the science behind a seizure.


Call (423) 634-1772 for more information!

 

Education from Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee

 

Thank you to the following schools that have invited us in to give a training session:

 

Brainerd High School

 

Hamilton Co. School Nurses

 

Lookout Valley Middle High School

 

Athens City Schools

 

East Ridge Elementary

 

Soddy Daisy High School ROTC

 

Cleveland State Community College