Training

Seizure Training For School Nurses

Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses is a continuing education training 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. The Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses program is divided into three modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.

Seizure Training For School Personnel

Developed as a part of the School Nurse Training Program, the Epilepsy Foundation developed Seizure Training for School Personnel in response to the need for a consistent educational tool to help promote a positive social and educational environment for students living with seizures and epilepsy. Classroom teachers, special education teachers, librarians, teacher assistants, school bus drivers, aides and other staff members or volunteers in grades K-12 can all benefit and can receive continuing education units.

How Do I Bring One Of These Programs To My Child’s School?

The Seizure Training for School Personnel and the School Nurse Training Programs are both available online; individuals who complete either program are eligible for continuing education credits/contact hours. Individuals are also welcome to email the Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin or call one of our program directors at 1-800-693-2287 for more information.

Helpful Planning Tools For Parents
  • Questionnaire For Parent Of A Student With Seizures – to assist school nurses and school personnel in understanding and managing your child’s seizures
  • Seizure Action Plan – to assist educators and parents in developing a detailed plan for how to respond to a student's seizures
  • Seizure Observation Record – useful for students who experience frequent seizures or students for whom there is little variation from one seizure to the next

Contact the Epilepsy Foundation for more information and trainings.