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Seizure

What if my student has a SEIZURE DISORDER?

Group of smiling childrenIn most cases, a School Health Plan and medications MUST BE IN PLACE at the school BEFORE YOUR STUDENT CAN ATTEND. Please get in touch with your school nurse ASAP. Who is my school nurse?

Your School Nurse will create a School Health Plan specific for your student based on information you provide. This plan outlines what action staff must take in case of seizure activity in school. It is distributed to staff that work with your student (including substitutes). If the plan includes giving medication, delegated staff will be trained by the School Nurse as appropriate.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST PROVIDE THE SCHOOL NURSE WITH:

  1. RELEVANT MEDICAL HISTORY
  2. RELEASE OF INFORMATION 
    • Allows the School Nurse to communicate directly with your student’s healthcare provider.

  3. MEDICATION & ORDERS
    • Emergency Anticonvulsants can be stored and administered in school. 
    • Some healthcare providers give parents/guardians a “School Care Plan” that includes orders for medications. Please sign this to authorize the order.
    • Licensed Healthcare Providers can also order an emergency anticonvulsant using this Authorization for Anticonvulsant in School. Please sign this to authorize the order.

All Medications Are Required:

  • To be in their original pharmacy labeled container
  • To match the Licensed Healthcare Provider’s order
  • Not be expired

Please Note:

  • Rectal medications can only be administered by a School Nurse or paramedic. If your student has a rectal emergency medication that needs to be administered when a School Nurse is not available, paramedics will be called.
     
  • Daily Medications should be taken at home whenever possible. We recommend having a “Three-Day Disaster Supply” of daily medications at school to be administered in case of lock-down. Please touch base with your School Nurse about overnight field trips / athletic trips. Daily medications can be ordered by a licensed healthcare provider using this Authorization for Medication in School. Please sign this to authorize the orders.

If your student has a SEIZURE DISORDER, please get in touch with your School Nurse ASAP. Who is my school nurse?

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