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Grand Rapids, MI: "1 in 10 will experience seizures"; nurse promotes "Seizure Smart School"

Feb 10, 2018, Grand Rapids (MN) Herald Review: One in ten will experience seizures http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/one-in-ten-will-experience-seizures/article_fbbb21c0-0dec-11e8-9fe9-f36e5d619799.html The onset of a seizure is scary for everyone involved - the person experiencing the loss of awareness and uncontrollable collapse, the people who feel like helpless witnesses, even the responders who must quickly rely on their training to provide appropriate care. … Gayle Anderson, registered nurse for the Invest Early program in Itasca County, worked with EFMN and Peterson in establishing the early childhood center as a Seizure Smart School in March 2016. “Part of my job is to make sure any child with a health condition has a plan of care in place and the staff that works with the child is equipped to respond to those health needs,” explained Anderson. “Throughout the years there have been several students who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. It has been a great help to be able to connect with the Epilepsy Foundation in these situations. They have come to our school and trained staff in seizure recognition and seizure care.” …