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Epilepsy Awareness

Learners will need to complete our training skills for trainers day before they attend any of our Train the Trainer course days. Please note that this is only compulsory if you have never attended one of our Train the Trainer course days before. You do not need to complete our training skills day if you have already attended.

 

As a health and social care worker, you may be faced with supporting and caring for someone with Epilepsy. What are the different approaches you can employ to understand an individuals experience? When you know what he or she is experiencing, you will be able to offer the right care at the right time.

 

Caring for someone with Epilepsy requires an ability to recognise subtle symptoms and to anticipate possible acute, physical reaction. This neurological disorder is triggered by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and it is important that you know how you can best anticipate seizures.

 

An individual may suffer from sporadic or frequent episodes of convulsions, sensory interruptions and even loss of consciousness. How can you tell if he or she is about to have a seizure? 

 

There are sometimes warning signs that can tell you if a seizure is imminent. When you know these, and have developed a strong, open communication with the individual, you’ll be better placed to deal with the outcome.

 

During the session, you'll cover:

An explanation of the main causes of Epilepsy

How to recognise the signs and symptoms of the different forms of the condition

An underpinning knowledge of the common triggers for seizures

Diagnostic procedures - the signs to look for and what they signify

Guidelines for the ongoing treatment of Epilepsy

The medicines used for the treatment of Epilepsy and their side effects and contraindications

The kinds of complementary therapies that are often used in the treatment of Epilepsy and they can help

How and when to record seizures properly

Effective First Aid for Epilepsy patients

An understanding of “Status Epilepticus”. 

 

This half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.

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