Health Emergencies: Seizures

Health Emergencies: Seizures

This course is a concise tutorial designed for all staff members. All employees must know the basics of epilepsy and seizures to be ready to respond to ensure the safety of students. This course covers statistics on epilepsy and seizures in general, definitions of types of seizures and their various symptoms, first aid suggestions for seizures, and suggestions to minimize injury.

  1. Full Course - 27 minutes
    This course is for all school staff.
Course Authors
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA, has served students as a Credentialed School Nurse and School Administrator for over 30 years. For the past 17 years, Lucinda has developed and implemented a wide variety of school health and safety programs. She also provides community and school level trainings for the California Department of Education and other state and national organizations regarding School Safety Issues, Crisis Response Planning, Bullying and Harassment Prevention, School Nursing Practices, and Coordinated School Health Programs.


Janell Eastman
Janell Eastman is a district nurse with responsibility for over 8,300 students in 11 schools. Her past experience includes Surgical Nursing, Public Health Case Management and Occupational Health Administration. Janell developed, implemented and now manages the district's Bloodborne Disease Prevention program for all at-risk employees. She has designed multiple presentations now used throughout the district for student and faculty education. Janell graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Consumer Economics and from Westminster College with a Bachelors degree in Nursing and received her Masters of Education from Cambridge College.