Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses
CDC Course No. WD 2924
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. The program consists of four modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.
- 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
You must watch both videos to the end. When each video is completed, a green NEXT or FINISH button will appear to the right of the video area. Click this button to acknowledge you have watched the video. If you do not click the green finish button, you will not be able to receive your certificate.
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 psychosocial 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 pratices for medication administration and delegation.
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To BEgin you first need to create an account. If you already have an account, please login and subscribe to the class using the "subscribe to group" button above
- Select the Class heading "Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses" (found above lessons), then the "Subscribe to Group" icon. Read the prompt and click "Join."
- The system will open to the class home page.
- Click the “Play” button icon located on the top right-hand section of the screen.
- Complete the lessons in order starting with the pre-test. The pre-test must be completed before gaining access to the video lesson.
- Select the “Next” button after each pre-test question.
- After the last pre-test question, select “Finish."
- Under the "Lessons" menu click the Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses link.
- Watch both training videos to the end: Recorded Live School Nurse Training - Part 1 and Recorded Live School Nurse Training - Part 2 and at the end select “Finish."
- On the Lesson Completed page, select "Next Lesson" to move on to the post-test.
- Complete the post-test. After the last post-test question, select “Finish." If at least 80% of the post-test questions are answered correctly, a Lesson Completed page will appear with instructions on how to print the certificate of completion.
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Who can take the course?
Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy but the course is intended for medical professionals within educational settings who want an introduction to seizure identification and first aid strategies, including:
- CHES certified health educators
- Medical assistants
- Medical students
- Nurse practitioners
- Nurse technicians
- Licensed practical/vocational nurses
- Registered nurses
- Other health educators
Are there any prerequisites to take the course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. There are 4 required modules in the training, which takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes to complete.
What materials or equipment do I need to take the course?
How do I get credit for taking the course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online posttest and evaluation. Refer to the Instructions for Course Credit below.
How long is the posttest?
The posttest consists of several multiple-choice questions
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