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Seizure and Epilepsy Resource for Parents

(From the November 2012 Issue of MedStat)

In order to help educate families about childhood seizures, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a resource guide to help answer common questions about seizures and epilepsy in children and adolescents.

This ‘go-to’ guide includes frequently asked questions from parents who have a child who has experienced a seizure and/or been diagnosed with epilepsy and adolescents who suffer from these conditions. From general questions and safety tips about seizures, to how these children can play sports or start to drive, experts pulled these questions into a centrally-located document so families can access this information at their convenience.

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital initially offered educational classes for parents to better understand their child’s seizures or epilepsy,” said Debbie Terry, RN, MSN, CNP, pediatric nurse practitioner for the Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children’s and the author of this resource guide. “The course information, along with questions we commonly receive from parents, helped us develop the content for this guide. We use the information in our on-going efforts in educating patients and family members, and have now made it available online for public reference.”

This guide can be found online at Learn more about the Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children’s, and follow them on Facebook at

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