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MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN THE SCHOOL SETTING/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

 

  1. A seizure disorder or epilepsy is a chronic condition that is characterized by recurrent seizures. Acute prolonged seizures or multiple seizures in succession are harmful to a student’s health.
     
  2. To properly care for a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder in the school setting/School Age Child Care, the following must occur:

    1. A Seizure Plan of Care must be completed yearly by a health care provider (see Attachment I).
       
    2. The Seizure Plan of Care must be returned to the school/child care contractor (CCC) before the first day of school.
       
    3. Three staff members (excluding the school nurse) shall be trained on the specifics of the student’s Seizure Plan of Care.
       
    4. A Medication Authorization form must be completed by the health care provider and parent/guardian prior to school staff/CCC administering medications (see Regulation 757-4, “Administering Medication,” Attachment I, Sections A and B). Treatment of seizures may require use of oral or rectal medications, vagal nerve stimulation, or a ventricular shunt (see Attachment II). Prince William County Public Schools personnel/CCC must complete the required Medication Administration course prior to administering any medications.
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Seizure Action Plan 
Administering Rectal Diazepam