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Course Description

This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs

This presentation will cover epilepsy, seizure disorders, demographics, videos, and visuals to aid in knowledge retention.
Following this course, students will demonstrate better understanding of this challenging condition, and how to respond to emergent situation in the school setting.
Type: Recorded Video

Level: Introductory

1 Hour

Key Words:
Seizure Recognition
First Aid Interventions

Cheila Joaquin, RN

Presented By

Cheila Joaquin (RN) graduated from Monroe College School of Nursing with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. She has over 5 years of nursing experience as a licensed RN as well as an initial 2 years prior as an LPN with a primary focus in pediatric care.
Currently, she is working as the Director of Nursing at the International Institute for the Brain (iBRAIN), a school for children and adolescents ages 5-21 with traumatic brain injuries and other brain-based disorders. As an administrator, she oversees the entire nursing department and functions as the main communication liaison between the multidisciplinary team of each student, including teachers, therapists, providers, nurses, and paraprofessionals. As the head nurse, she monitors and documents each student’s function and physical health status and develops and implements individual health and emergency care plans in collaboration with the program team, parent(s) or guardian, and health care providers. Some of her responsibilities include providing preventive health education, case identification and management, and directing services in conjunction with the program team and community providers. Cheila Joaquin

Learning Outcome

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the common signs and symptoms of a seizure

  • After this course, participants will be able to differentiate between the main seizure categories and subtypes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the 5 first aid steps to assist a person having a seizure

  • After this course, participants will be able to recognize key indicators that would make a seizure an emergency

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the emergency and long-term medications for seizures

  • After this course, participants will be able to compare some of the alternative treatment methods for epilepsy


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes What Is a Seizure: Types And Definitions
25-40 Minutes Seizure First Aid: Recognizing Types and Injuries, And Adapting Plans
40-50 Minutes Long Term Seizure Treatment & Symptom Management: Medication and Alternative Method
50-55 Minutes Q&A
55-60 Minutes Conclusion

Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Cheila Joaquin is a staff nurse for iBRAIN.

Non-financial: Cheila Joaquin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by iBRAIN.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.