CDC Checklist for Back to School
SWS Health Plan Ideas
1. Meet with your team of doctors and discuss a health plan
2. Make sure you include who can administer emergency meds, who can go to the hospital with the child or adult, when do you give meds and what do you have to do in case of a
seizure. (this should be a very detailed plan -- people tend to panic first and this should be decided on ahead of time so everyone is in the know)
3. Meet with the school and nurse to make sure health plan is implemented
4. If there is busing, what does that look like for emergency meds and who can administer? Create a plan for seizures on the bus (call 911, can the bus make that stop?)
4. Finalize health plan and keep on file at school and supply emergency meds
5. In case of fever or illness what is your plan? Do you have triggers that cause seizures if so what is your plan?
6. If meds are needed during the day, when and how much should be in health plan and signed off by doctor
7. The epilepsy Foundation is able to provide either in person or remote video on seizure awareness to school and nurses
8. Masks should be worn and possibly goggles or glasses
SWS Day to Day Plan Ideas
1. Hydration is key and need to make sure child is hydrated throughout the day especially if change of seasons
2. Regularly scheduled meals and snacks
3. Hats or coverings for port wine stain in case outside classes occur
4. Constant communication to report slight changes in class activity, appearance, interaction
5. Some schools have used walkie talkies in the classrooms to expedite care in the event of a seizure.
6. Keep a blanket or covering with meds so the person can be covered in times of seizure. Keep a timer with you so you can record the seizure time.