Epilepsy: signs, symptoms & safe practice (1/2 Day)
This half-day course aims to help participants gain a broader understanding of epilepsy in order to provide an effective service to people who may have this condition.
- How is epilepsy caused and diagnosed?
- Myths and stereotypes - historical overview
- What is Status Epilepticus?
- Differential diagnosis of epilepsy
- Non-epileptic seizures
- Epileptic seizure - description, care plan and emergency guidelines
Methods of Delivery
This course is delivered using trainer presentation accompanied by handouts, and delegates are encouraged to contribute throughout.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Gain a better understanding of epilepsy and be able to identify the main types of epilepsy and types of seizures.
- Gain a clearer understanding of the anatomy of the brain and the principal functions of each area of the brain
- Have discussed the cycle of emotional and psychological stages that individuals go through, in order for you to provide the right support to them.
- Have a clearer understanding of seizure triggers and how to avoid them
- Understood how to respond to and support someone who is having a seizure.
- Understand the importance of recording seizures
- Have a basic understanding of the use of Buccal Midazolam and rectal diazepam when supporting someone who may have status epilepticus
Anyone who works in the social care field and comes into contact with customers that have epilepsy.
Participants should familiarise themselves with current procedures and guidelines in their current workplace.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Emergency First Aid
Health & Safety