While our staff are available to provide seizure training for your organization, some training is offered online. The Epilepsy Foundation established training for multiple audiences to meet such demand. For further information about live training on-site, please contact our office.
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 grads K-12 can all benefit and can receive continuing education units.
The Epilepsy Foundation provides a kit with a CD-ROM which includes a facilitator’s guide, Power Point slides, information on continuing education units, and a DVD called Seizures in Schools: Understanding and Assisting Students With Epilepsy. You can also take the training online, e-mail our program manager, or call 1-800-332-1000 for more information.
Managing Students with Seizures 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. Nurses can earn the credits through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The School Nurse Training Program is a continuing education training program designed to provide school nurses with information, strategies and resources that will enable him/her to better manage students with seizures by:
Supporting positive treatment outcomes
Maximizing educational and developmental opportunities
Ensuring a safe and supportive environment
Visit this site to begin your training.
Seizures & You: Take Charge of the Facts is a video directed at young adults to educate them about life with epilepsy. This can prove a useful tool for organized teen activities.
The Care Coordination for Children and Youth With Epilepsy training is a case-based approach designed to develop, evaluate and adapt a care coordination model that organizations and professionals can use to deliver comprehensive, continuous and longitudinal care for children and youth with epilepsy. It offers practical, experience-based principles to facilitate a high-performing care coordination program within the context of the medical home model. There are 6 modules total.
Each year, close to 50,000 new cases of epilepsy occur in people age 60 and older. The Epilepsy Foundation’s “Seniors and Seizures” online training will lead to better care for older adults by equipping healthcare providers and caregivers with expertise on seizure recognition and response.
Epilepsy and Seizure Response for EMS describes seizures associated with epilepsy and other causes, appropriate EMS responses and issues to consider concerning further medical care. Training resources include a trainer’s guide, participant’s guide and PowerPoint presentation. Continuing education credits are available for this training.
Epilepsy and Seizure Response for Law Enforcement seeks to provide law enforcement officers with seizure recognition, correct responses to seizures and awareness of the needs of people with epilepsy who might be taken into police custody. This training includes a trainer’s guide as a resource as well.