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Epilepsy (seizure disorder) is a common disorder of the brain that causes recurring seizures. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, but children and older adults are more likely to have epilepsy. Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy and most people can control this with treatment. Some seizures can look like staring spells while other seizures can cause a person to collapse, stiffen or shake, and become unaware of what’s going on around them. Many times the cause is unknown.

For many children, epilepsy is easily controlled with medication and they can do what all the other kids can do, and perform as well academically. For others, it can be more challenging.

Compared with students with other health concerns, a CDC study shows that students aged 6–17 years with epilepsy were more likely to miss 11 or more days of school in the past year.3 Also, students with epilepsy were more likely to have difficulties in school, use special education services, and have activity limitations such as less participation in sports or clubs compared with students with other medical conditions. (CDC)

 

SEIZURE FIRST AID

CDC:  Epilepsy in Schools

CDC:  Seizure First Aid

MedlinePlus.gov:  Convulsions – First Aid

CDC:  Get Seizure Smart

 

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Instruction Sheet for Inspecting Diastat AcuDial

 

 

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How to Administer Diastat AcuDial

 

 

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Intranasal Versed

 

 

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Managing Students with Seizures – A Quick Reference Guide for School Nurses

 

 

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First Aid for Seizures

 

 

 

Responding to Seizures:  New Approaches to Seizure First Aid

 

 

Epilepsy Foundation:  First Aid

 

Rectal Diazepam (Diastat)

 


WHAT IS A SEIZURE?

Epilepsy.com:  What Happens During a Seizure?

Types of Seizures

KidsHealth.org:  Seizures

CDC:  Self-Management Programs Help with Epilepsy

UPMC:  Pediatric Epilepsy

 

Webinar:  Pediatric Epilepsy

 

 

Epilepsy.com:  Types of Seizures

 

Epilepsy.com:  Seizures in Youth

 


VAGAL NERVE STIMULATION

Epilepsy.com:  Vagal Nerve Stimulation

Epilepsy.com:  Devices

 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

 

 

Seizure Recognition and First Aid

 


SEIZURE FIRST AID TRAINING

 TUTORIALS/WEBINARS

Epilepsy Foundation:  Seizure Training for School Personnel

Epilepsy Foundation:  School Nurse Training Program

 

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Epilepsy Awareness:  Young Epilepsy

 

 

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Epilepsy Foundation:  School Nurse Webinar

 

 

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Managing Students with Seizures:  Seizure First Aid, Action Plans, and Delegation Issues

 

 

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Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit

 

 


FORMS

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Tips for Seizure Observation and Recording

 

 

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Seizure Observation Record

 

 

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Epilepsy:  Seizure Action Plan

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