This page outlines the key components of effective school-based seizure management and provides practical tips and resources to help schools and primary care providers improve care for students with seizure disorders.
- Approximately 6 out of 1,000 students in the US have epilepsy.
- Seizures are the third most common school emergency.
- A timely and appropriate response to seizures in schools is critical to ensuring the safety of students with seizure disorders.
- Surveys indicate that many nurses are not confident in managing seizures, and that other school staff lack knowledge and training in seizure management.
Best Practice and Clinical Guidelines for School-Based Management of Seizure Disorder
- Rescue Medicine for Epilepsy in Education Settings, American Academy of Pediatrics
Policy statement on rescue medication for epilepsy
- School Nursing Evidence Based Practice Clinical Guideline: Students with Seizures and Epilepsy, National Association of School Nurses
Evidence-based guidelines on caring for students with epilepsy
Key Components of Seizure Management in Schools
American Academy of Pediatrics