Seizures - Epilepsy
Seizures in School Training YouTube Video for School Staff
Provides an overview of types of seizures and information for school staff on impact in schools and responses to maintain safety. (Epilepsy Foundation 2011, 18:25)
2017 Revised Classification of Seizures
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has revised its classification of seizures. The changes will help make diagnosing and classifying seizures more accurate and easier.
Seizure Medications (None of these medications may be delegated to unlicensed personnel)
- Diastat® Rectal Diazepam - Provides information on Diastat medication and how to administer it.
- 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.
CDC and Epilepsy Foundation Resources
Children at School and Childcare
Provides information and resources (forms, communication tools, training, educational rights and impact on learning) for parents, schools, and daycares on effectively and safely caring for students with seizures.
Disaster preparedness resources from the CDC Epilepsy Program
Training page for School Nurses and Other School Personnel-Links to specific training for each profession. Continuing education credits are available.
Take Charge of the Facts
An epilepsy awareness program for high school students to dispel myths and reduce the perceived stigma associated with epilepsy.
Take Charge of the Storm
An epilepsy awareness program for all middle school-aged students.
School Management Tools
NYSCSH Diastat Administration Reporting
This form provides NYSCSH with data on Diastat administration in schools. It is completed on-line and a copy may be printed for the school nurse's® records.
Sample Seizure Management Guidelines for Student Participation In School and School Sponsored Activities
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 HCPs in developing plans for safe school participation. (University of Rochester Medical Center, Dept of Child Neurology and Committee on School Health and Sports Medicine for Chapter I of District II of AAP, 9/2015)
Page Updated 12/28/21