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Trainings

Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana provides a wide variety of trainings. We offer these in both in-person and virtual formats. Please contact us for more information about the trainings we currently offer and to inquire about any additional training you might like to see provided here.

Programs Offered

Seizure First Aid Certification Program

Time: 90 Minutes

Provides participants with information they need to recognize types of seizures, the impact seizures canhave on individuals with epilepsy, and how to respond with safe and appropriate first aid. Certifies participants for two years in seizure first aid upon completion. This certificate program provides participants with certification for 2 years. This program is offered virtually via Zoom.

Seizure Training for Educators – Online Program

Time: 60 Minutes

This training program will fulfill the training requirement of HB 147 and will ensure that educators in Kentucky are properly trained to recognize and respond to multiple seizure types, as well as emotionally support a student with epilepsy while at school. 
Questions? Contact: Beth Stivers, MS - 502-907-1533 / 866-275-1078 x14 / bstivers@efky.org 

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Seizure Training for School Personnel

Time: 45 - 60 Minutes

Provides teachers and other school personnel with information they need to recognize types of seizures, the impact seizures can have on students developmentally and educationally, and how to respond with safe and appropriate first aid.

Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses

Time: 3.5 Hours

Provides school nurses with information they will need to recognize seizures and their impact on students, and to respond to seizures with the appropriate first aid. Nurses will learn strategies for working with teachers and parents to ensure that the student’s needs are met in relation to their epilepsy. This program offers 3.2 CNE credits free of charge if booked at least 60 days in advance.

Epilepsy 101

Time: 45 - 60 Minutes

Provides participants with information regarding seizure recognition and first aid, the impact seizures can have on an individual, and treatment options. This training can be tailored to suit any group.

Epilepsy 102: Supplemental Lessons for School Nurses

Time: 3.5 Hours

This training program builds upon lessons learned in Managing Students with Seizures. This program consists of three modules: Rescue Therapies, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES), and IEP & 504 Action Plans.

Epilepsy & Seizure Response for First Responders: Law Enforcement Personnel Training

Time: 45 - 60 Minutes

Provides law enforcement personnel with information they need to increase an officer’s awareness and understanding of the nature, causes, and effects of seizure disorders.

Epilepsy & Seizure Response for First Responders: Emergency Medical Services Personnel Training

Time: 45 - 60 Minutes

Provides EMS personnel with information and seizure response training that is crucial to an effective EMS response to seizures.

Take Charge of the Facts: Seizures & You

Time: 45 - 60 Minutes

This training is appropriate for students in Grades 4 - 12. It provides students with a basic knowledge of the different seizure types, first aid responses for each seizure type, and a discussion to help reduce stigma and misperceptions about seizures and epilepsy. This training can be a part of a science unit regarding communicable vs. non-communicable diseases.

Take Charge of the Storm, Jr.

Time: 45 Minutes

This training is for students age K – 5. It provides students with an age appropriate discussion about seizures and epilepsy. It encourages the reduction of epilepsy related stigma.

TO SCHEDULE A TRAINING FOR YOUR GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT:

Beth Stivers, MS

Executive Director

502-907-1533 / 866-275-1078 ext. 14

bstivers@efky.org

David Pettit, MEd

Western Kentucky Education Coordinator

270-316-3945

dpettit@efky.org

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