EPILEPSY BASICS: TRAINING FOR SCHOOL NURSES

Description
The Epilepsy Basics: Training for School Nurses course is part of the Managing Students with Seizures: The Importance of School Nurses program.  This course reviews the following topics in the "Recorded Live School Nurse Training" underneath the Lessons to the left.
 
  • 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
     
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Additional courses related to the following topics are coming soon to the LMS!
 

Caring for Students Diagnosed with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

The Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) training module is a 60-minute training primarily for school nurses to receive the tools and knowledge necessary to gain a better understanding of the disorder pediatric PNES. By the end of the training, participants will (1) be able to define PNES, it’s clinical characteristics, understand how it is diagnosed and the risk factors; (2) indicate their understanding of how to respond to and accommodate a child with PNES; and (3) indicate their confidence in being able to provide information to school personnel regarding PNES.

 

Using Rescue Therapies in Epilepsy Care

The Rescue Therapies training module is a 60-minute training primarily for school nurses to gain a better understanding of the rescue therapies for seizures. By the end of the training, participants will (1) know the various types of rescue therapies available and their proper use; (2) be able to determine the optimal approaches to incorporate rescue therapies into seizure first aid plans; (3) indicate their confidence in how to administer specific rescue therapies and be able to train other direct care workers; and (4) indicate their confidence in being able to train other direct care workers on rescue therapies and how to administer them.

 

Advocating for IEPs and 504s for Students with Epilepsy

The IEP and 504 Action Plan training module is primarily for school nurses to receive the tools and knowledge necessary to develop the most comprehensive way to ensure children with epilepsy are in the most appropriate and least restrictive learning environment. By the end of the training, participants will (1) have an understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; (2) be able to distinguish between a seizure action plan, a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP); and (3) indicate their confidence in applying what they learned regarding understanding and advocating for the legal rights of children with epilepsy in a school/learning environment.

 


 

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