Seizures can be unpredictable and seldom happen in convenient locations. A person who experiences a seizure in a park, at school, on an airplane, or any number of places may need to rely on the people around them to recognize what’s happening and help keep them safe until the seizure passes.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota offers a variety of trainings to teach you how to respond if you are with someone who has a seizure. Since one in 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime, it’s important that 10 in 10 people know how to help.
Our Seizure Smart trainings teach basic seizure recognition and response and correct the common myths and misconceptions surrounding epilepsy. You can schedule an in-person or virtual seizure training at your school, workplace, or community group, or view upcoming webinars below. Seizure trainings are available at no cost to all types of organizations and can be tailored for specific audiences.
An individual who has experienced one or more seizures may undergo an array of tests on the way to a diagnosis of epilepsy, and it can be confusing to understand why they are being done and what the results mean. Join Elaine Wirrell, MD, director of Pediatric Epilepsy at Mayo
The relationship between genetics and epilepsy is an area of study that has evolved rapidly in recent years. This webinar will address the role genetics can play in epilepsy, including specific syndromes linked to genetic factors, when to consider genetic testing, and the latest research on genetic epilepsies. Join Douglas
From the impact of seizures themselves to the effects of anti-seizure medications, epilepsy can lead to changes in thinking and memory for people living with epilepsy. Ann Hempel, PhD, ABPP-CN, a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group who serves on EFMN’s Professional Advisory Board, will discuss the cognitive deficits
Focused on health, wellness, and a full approach to managing epilepsy and seizures, the 8-part Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series aims to increase the knowledge of wellness as it relates to epilepsy. This free webinar series features one topic each month and brings in experts for a conversation focused on one aspect of living a healthy life with epilepsy.
EFMN offers recorded trainings and webinars on a variety of epilepsy and seizure related topics. The list of recordings will continue to be updated.
Through EFMN’s “Seizure Smart School Personnel Training,” teachers, school nurses, staff, and families work together to reduce bullying and foster understanding of epilepsy in schools. Learn about seizures, epilepsy, identifying the common seizure types, and how to respond appropriately. We’ll also share treatment options and tips for a successful school environment. Approximately 60 minutes in length.
This free training is designed for school nurses and other health staff to refresh their knowledge and learn about new developments regarding epilepsy and seizures. This training is welcome to all school personnel. The training will begin with a brief epilepsy review, followed by treatment options, rescue medications, new treatments, and helpful tips regarding seizures in the school setting. Approximately 90 minutes in length.
Trainings can be customized for every age and audience. Seizure Smart Student Training increases the awareness and understanding of epilepsy and seizures, while also minimizing the stigma around seizure conditions. The training also teaches students what to do when someone around them has a seizure. Approximately 30-60 minutes in length, depending on ages.
Seizure Smart Training is an opportunity to learn about epilepsy and seizures right in your own community. EFMN’s general hour-long Seizure Training is a resource that helps participants identify seizures, learn seizure first aid, and overcome the myths surrounding epilepsy. Approximately 60 minutes in length.
This condensed 30-minute version of EFMN’s “Seizure Smart Training” goes over general seizure recognition and response basics, while also being quick and easy to fit into busy schedules.
300,000 seniors in America have epilepsy and it’s the fastest-growing population to be diagnosed. This training teaches you how to identify and respond to seizures, covers epilepsy treatment in seniors and helps overcome myths about epilepsy. Approximately 60 minutes in length.
This training is designed for employers and their employees to learn more about epilepsy, how to recognize and respond to seizures, how it may affect people in a workplace, and what those around them can do to be supportive. Approximately 60 minutes in length.
EFMN provides seizure training at almost any location that has the need. If you have a specific training you would like given, but don’t feel the other trainings on the list quite fit the description, EFMN may be able to work with you to make a specialized training for your location that also encompasses EFMN’s high-quality general seizure basics. Choose between a 60-minute or 30-minute “Seizure Smart Basic Specialty Training.”
This training focuses on how to recognize and respond to both epilepsy and febrile seizures, when a seizure is considered an emergency, treatment options, seizure triggers, and more. Approximately 60 minutes in length.
Not sure which seizure training is best suited for you? Don’t worry! Fill out the training request form below, and our staff can help you decide on the best option.
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