Seizures I Epilepsy


Seizure Medications
Please note: Emergency / Rescue Seizure Medications may not be delegated to unlicensed personnel. 

    • Nayzilam® midazolam Nasal Spray - Provides information on Nayzillam nasal spray and how to administer it. Approved for ages 12 and over. Used for short-term treatment of seizure clusters.  
    • Valtoco® diazepam Nasal Spray - Provides information on Valtoco nasal spray and how to administer it. Approved for ages 6 and over. Used to treat periods of clusters that are distinct from the person’s usual seizure pattern.
    • Diastat® Rectal Diazepam - Provides information on Diastat medication and how to administer it.

School Activity Management Tool

Sample Seizure Management Guidelines for Student Participation in School and School Sponsored Activities (NYSCSH 9/2015)
Provides sample guidelines for provider restriction of student activity based on the student's seizure history. It may be used as a guide for district medical directors and private health care providers in developing plans for safe school participation.

CDC Resources

Epilepsy in Schools Guidance
Provides tools and programs to help schools better support children with Epilepsy. The CDC partners with the Epilepsy Foundation and links to their free training programs for schools.

Epilepsy Foundation Resources

What is Epilepsy - Types of Seizures
Provides information on the different types of seizures, how they are classified, and how different symptoms are described during a seizure.

Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students
The program is designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and resources that will enable them 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 seven modules to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.
Please note: This is a national training program. Schools must follow NYSED Guidelines.

Seizure Training for School Personnel
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.
Please note: This is a national training program. Schools must follow NYSED Guidelines.

Children at School and Childcare
Provides information and resources (forms, communication tools, training, educational rights, and impact on learning) for parents, schools, and daycare on effectively and safely caring for students with seizures.

School Education
Epilepsy awareness educational programs for students are provided upon request to the Epilepsy Foundation.    

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Page Updated 7/9/24