School Nurse Program
This special section of the Epilepsy Foundation website is designed to provide resources and supplementary materials that will assist the school nurse with better managing and supporting students with seizures and epilepsy.
Training for school nurses is available through our affiliate network or online. The program is FREE for all school nurses, and nurses will receive 3.2 continuing education units (contact/clock hours - accreditation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is anticipated in Fall 2013) after completing the training.
Seizure Action Planning Forms
Below you will find several forms may be used to gather information and create seizure action plans for students. The forms are provided in both PDF and MS Word format. Feel free to download and use the documents as they are or customize them for your specific needs.
- Questionnaire for Parents of a Student with Seizures (Word)
- Questionnaire for Parents of a Student with Seizures (PDF)
- Questionnaire for Parents of a Student with Seizures-Spanish (Word)
- Questionnaire for Parents of a Student with Seizures-Spanish (PDF)
- Seizure Observation Record (Word)
- Seizure Observation Record (PDF)
- Seizure Action Plan (Word)
- Seizure Action Plan (PDF)
- Seizure Action Plan-Spanish (Word)
- Seizure Action Plan-Spanish (PDF)
- Fact Sheets on Epilepsy
- Other Online Resources
There are currently 47 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates serving local communities throughout the United States. To locate the affiliate nearest you, please call the national office of the Epilepsy Foundation at (800) 332-1000 or use our affiliate look-up tool.
Books, Kits, Pamphlets & Videos
Many books, kits, manuals, pamphlets, posters and videos targeting health professionals, parents, children, teens and other populations are available for sale through the Epilepsy Foundation Marketplace. For a complete and current list of all products and current prices, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation Marketplace. For questions about specific products, call the Epilepsy Foundation Marketplace at (866) 330-2718.
Driving and Epilepsy
Every state regulates driver's license eligibility for those with certain medical conditions. The most common requirement for people with epilepsy is that they be seizure-free for a specific period of time and submit a physician's evaluation of their ability to drive safely. Another common requirement is the periodic submission of medical reports. In some states, this is for a specified period of time, while other states require routine reporting as long as the person remains licensed. To determine the regulations for your state, visit the state driving law database.
See: Fact Sheet on Epilepsy |