Epilepsy Awareness

Who is This Course For?

This Epilepsy Awareness Course provides an insight into epilepsy, it’s management and treatment. It looks at the definition of epilepsy, as well as what causes this condition, looking at the different types of seizures and their potential triggers. As well looking at ways of dealing with a person who shows signs of a seizures and how to ensure information is accurately recorded.

This Epilepsy awareness course is aimed at staff, family and carers that provide care and support to people who live in residential homes, supported living services, hospitals, community based settings, Educational settings, Day care services and individuals supported in their own homes.

Course outcome:

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Understand what epilepsy is and its treatment
  • Understand the causes of epilepsy and how it is diagnosed
  • Describe types of seizures and seizure classification
  • Identify triggers to seizures
  • Respond and manage seizures appropriate to the seizure type and its affect (first aid)
  • Understand how epilepsy is managed through medication and side effects
  • Recognise an emergency situation (status epilepticus) and act appropriately
  • Understand SUDEP
  • Understand the importance of care planning and accurate recording, identify risks and develop strategies to ensure a safe environment.
  • Reflect and evaluate current ways of working

Course Duration:
3hrs

Assessment:
The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment

Certification:
Certificate of attendance will be issued to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.

Location:
The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client.
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 15

Course Code:
RHD001