January 28, 2020 – Epilepsy Florida announced today that it has developed and released a first-of-its-kind poster for use in schools called Seizure First Aid in the Age of COVID-19. This new resource is available for distribution statewide, in both English and Spanish, and outlines considerations and steps necessary to keep those providing and those receiving help during a seizure safe from the spread of the coronavirus.
“The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it many challenges for students in our epilepsy community,” said Karen Basha-Egozi, president and CEO of Epilepsy Florida. “Making this poster available is going to help transition students with epilepsy back into full-time classroom instruction and enable them to safely remain there.”
Greenwich Biosciences, a US leader in the field of cannabinoid prescription medicines, provided a grant to make publication of the Seizure First Aid in the Age of COVID-19 poster possible.
All Epilepsy Florida offices statewide have copies of the poster available for distribution in schools and the community. Complimentary copies can be obtained by contacting Epilepsy Florida at 1-877-553-7453.
In addition to the poster, seizure first aid training and epilepsy education for teachers, school nurses, and other school personnel is available through Epilepsy Florida.
For more information about Epilepsy Florida and its mission, visit www.epilepsyfl.com.
Epilepsy Florida, established in 1971 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3), is dedicated to supporting those impacted by epilepsy by confronting the spectrum of challenges created by seizures. It is a partner of the Epilepsy Alliance America. Epilepsy Florida provides numerous services to individuals and families, including advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, direct medical and neuropsychological services, as well as other programs regardless of financial situation or socioeconomic status. For more information, visit www.epilepsyfl.com.
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