Epilepsy Awareness Overview:
Epilepsy is a fairly common condition characterised by sudden bursts of electrical activity within the brain. People with epilepsy have a tendency to have some form of epileptic seizures. Anyone could have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. Epilepsy is usually diagnosed when someone has had more than one seizure, and a doctor thinks there is a risk of them having more. Epilepsy can start at any age and there are many different types. Some types of epilepsy last for a limited time and the person eventually stops having seizures. But for many people epilepsy is a lifelong condition. Our Epilepsy Awareness course is delivered over a half day or full day, and is useful for anyone with an interest or a need to understand the condition to better support, understand or treat someone with epilepsy. It explores the different ways that epilepsy can affect a person and the various potential treatments. It also looks at appropriate procedures for supporting individuals during a seizure event. This course can also be tailored to include Administration of Medication if required.
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The course is delivered over Varies
Our group training is offered for 15 attendees per trainer
This training is available to be delivered in a environment.
What is covered:
The course aims to teach delegates an understanding of what epilepsy is, how it is diagnosed, and the risks associated with the condition. Upon completion of the course delegates will be able to identify different types of seizures, stating which different treatments are available, and be confident and competent in administering appropriate medication. The course also covers how to support someone in the event of a seizure, and how to report, record and pass on information relating to the seizures using relevant documentation.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject of epilepsy and the management and treatment of the condition. It is also highly beneficial for anyone working with or supporting someone with epilepsy, or anyone working within environments where epilepsy or frequent seizures are expected or of concern.
What will you achieve?
- Understand what epilepsy is and how it is diagnosed
- Identify the different types of seizures
- Understand the potential risks related to the condition
- State different treatments available and their pro’s and con’s
- Know how to support an individual during and after seizure activity
- Be confident and competent in administering Buccal Midazolam
- Understand which documentation is used to record seizures and the information required
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