Seizure Smart Schools

Initiative Description: The Seizure Smart Schools Initiative. School nurses (N = 26) were trained as seizure management educators and instructed staff in 21 schools on seizure awareness and response. School nurses utilized new seizure management resources, procedural guidelines, and care plan updates.

Study Results: School nurse confidence in managing students with seizures increased, seizure action plan use increased, and 88% of children’s records with new seizure diagnoses had completed documentation. School nurses played vital roles in increasing seizure awareness as educators and care managers.

Reference: Brook, H. A., Hiltz, C. M., Kopplin, V. L., & Lindeke, L. L. (2015). Increasing epilepsy awareness in schools. The Journal of School Nursing, 31(4), 246-252. doi:10.1177/1059840514563761

Level of Evidence: 1 out of 5 stars Fair