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Seizure Training for School Personnel (On Demand) - 2021

75 minutes
Available Now (On Demand)
Access from anywhere (Online) and Access Anytime (On Demand)
Certificate of Completion
CHES Continuing Education Credits

Seizure Training for School Personnel is designed for people who work with children and youth in school settings. 

This program provides an overview of seizures and epilepsy, seizure first aid, seizure action plans, rescue therapies, seizure emergencies and how to support students in school settings. 

The course is appropriate for school nurses, teachers, aides, coaches, administrators and anyone who works in a school setting.

Important Note for School Nurses

If you are a school nurse from a state with mandated training for epilepsy/seizures, please check your state to see if this training will meet the training requirements. The Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizure Training for School Nurses is a different program and is also approved by many states.

Course Objectives:
Recognize 3 common seizure types
Describe 3 seizure first aid steps to assist a student having a seizure
Recognize 3 key factors that would make a seizure a medical emergency
Describe 3 ways to support students living with epilepsy
For technical support, please contact:
Online Course Support Team
E-mail: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org
Phone: 847-348-0373
Business hours: 9am to 5pm EST
Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)

For additional information or questions about this training, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team: programs@efa.org
Who Can Take The Course?

Anyone can take the course to learn about epilepsy in school settings, but content is intended for school personnel who want an introduction to seizure identification and first aid strategies.

This includes 

  • Classroom teachers 
  • Special education teachers 
  • Librarians 
  • Teacher assistants 
  • School bus drivers 
  • Aides 
  • IEP/504 Plan team members 
  • Health educators 
  • Other staff members or volunteers in grades K-12 
  • School nurses
How to Take The Course?

See our FAQs additional technical requirements.

Can’t find the answer to your question? 

Contact the Epilepsy Foundation’s Public Health and Education Department

Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team:

  • E-mail: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org
  • Phone: 847-348-0373
  • Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
  • Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)
Are There Any Prerequisites To Take The Course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
What Materials Or Equipment Do I Need To Take The Online Course?
You need access to a computer or device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.
How Long Does It Take To Complete The Course Online?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. The course includes a pre-assessment, video lesson and post-assessment. These lessons must be taken in order. The pre-assessment must be completed before gaining access to the video lesson. The video lesson is approximately 50 minutes long. The entire video must be viewed and post-assessment passed to successfully complete this training and receive a certificate of completion.
Are Continuing Education Units Available?

If you are a certified health education specialist (CHES™/MCHES™), you will be eligible for continuing education credits after completing the course and passing the post-assessment and completing the course evaluation.

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES™) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES™) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Provider ID#: 121739

How Do I Get Credit For Taking The Course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online post-assessment and evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.
How Long Is The Post-Assessment?
The post-assessment consists of several multiple-choice questions.
Accommodation Requests

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact the Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team Team: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Acknowledgments/Disclaimers

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Instructors must divulge at the beginning of the course any vested interest in any product, instrument, device or materials that may be used in the learning event.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or legal immigration status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state and local laws (“protected status”). The following individuals have been designated to receive inquiries or complaints regarding the Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy:

Employees contact:
Name: Danielle Solomon
Title: Vice President, Human Resources
e-mail: HRR@efa.org

Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education
e-mail: programs@efa.org