2021 Managing Students with Seizures ECHO Series: The Importance of School Nurses

Managing Students with Seizures ECHO 2021

Managing Students with Seizures ECHO

The American Academy of Pediatrics National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy and Epilepsy Foundation are hosting an 8-session learning collaborative:

The Managing Students with Seizures ECHO is an interactive forum for school nurses to:

  • Increase knowledge and self-efficacy around managing students with seizures.
  • Increase communication between school nurses, other school personnel, and parents to improve care coordination of students with seizures.
  • Learn best practices to create a safe and supportive school environment for students with seizures.
  • Gain access to resources to support the care of students with seizures.

This program uses the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model, a telementoring platform designed to create communities of learners by bringing together health care providers and experts in topical areas using didactic and case-based presentations, fostering an "ALL TEACH, ALL LEARN" approach.

  • Using basic, widely available video conferencing technology, clinical management tools, and case-based learning, health care providers develop knowledge and self-efficacy on conditions and/or processes.
  • Participants will meet regularly for 8 sessions.
  • All attendees are strongly encouraged to actively participate during each virtual ECHO sessions.
  • Technical assistance will be provided prior and throughout the launch of the program.

School nurses are eligible to participate on the virtual learning network. School nurses are strongly encouraged to invite other school personnel to join as applicable. Participants are encouraged to attend on a regular basis. Attendees that do so will receive a certificate of completion, which can be submitted to respective accreditation bodies.

Program Schedule

The sessions will start January 14, 2021, and will end on June 10, 2021. Sessions will take place 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET on program days.

  • January 14, 2021: Introduction to Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes
  • February 4, 2021: Clusters, Seizure Emergencies and Safety
  • February 25, 2021: Rescue Therapies, Seizure Action Plans, and Delegation
  • March 18, 2021: Comorbidities and Impact of Anti-Seizure Drugs
  • April 8, 2021: Risks and Treatment of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
  • April 29, 2021: Non-Epileptic Seizures and Behavior Disorders
  • May 20, 2021: Stigma and Epilepsy (Social and Emotional Challenges)
  • June 10, 2021: 504 and IEP Planning

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For More Information About The Program, Contact Amy Shah At Ashah@Aap.Org.  

This learning collaborative is supported by the CDC/US Dept. of HHS as part of a financial assistance award totaling $90,000 with 100% funded by the 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 US Government.