Objectives. Recognize common seizure types and their possible impact on students Know appropriate first aid Recognize when a seizure is a medical emergency Provide social and academic support. What is a Seizure?.
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A brief, excessive discharge of electrical activity in the brain that alters one or more of the following:
Follow seizure emergency definition and protocol as defined by the healthcare provider in the seizure action plan
Factors that might increase the likelihood of a seizure in students with epilepsy include:
Missed or late medication (#1 reason)
Lack of sleep/fatigue
Alcohol or drug use
Drug interactions (from prescribed or over the counter medicines)
Poor diet/missed mealsSeizure Triggers or Precipitants
Information and Referral