About Epilepsy Advanced
This course is ideal for those who work in care. Candidates learn the reasons, effects and types of epilepsy. Candidates also learn the different types of seizures, including what to do in the event of one. Training will also focus on triggers and emergency medication.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is ideal for all care sector staff.
What are the main points covered?
This course covers the different types of seizures, how to react when someone has one, knowing the medication and laws and legislation.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Epilepsy Advanced Course Outline
- Introduction to epilepsy.
- Causes and effects.
- Varying types of epileptic seizures.
- What to do when someone has a seizure.
- Emergency medication including buccal midazolam.
- Living with epilepsy.
- Laws and legislation.
Epilepsy Advanced FAQs
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Epilepsy can start at any age, but usually starts either in childhood or in people over 60. It is often lifelong, but can sometimes improve over time.
How serious is epilepsy?
Most seizures end on their own and do not cause serious problems. However, if epilepsy is not treated, seizures may occur throughout a person’s life. Seizures can become more severe, and their frequency can increase. In addition, during some seizures, people can injure themselves or develop other medical complications which result in a life-threatening emergency.
Who is this course for?
Our advanced epilepsy awareness course is ideal for care sector staff and teaches them about the causes, effects and different types of epilepsy. It is also relevant to anyone that lives with or carers for someone with epilepsy.
How does this course differ from the basic course?
Candidates on the course will learn more about the law and legislation and the types of medications such as Buccal, Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam. The course takes more of a hands on approach with practical sessions run by our instructors and as a result is only available as in-house training.