About Epilepsy Awareness
Our epilepsy awareness course is for those working in care. It covers the reasons, effects and types of epilepsy. You can learn the different types of seizures, including how to safely care for someone in the event of one. This course is an introduction to epilepsy compared to our advanced course. In total, the training will last 2 hours, and the trainer will get learners involved in several group activities.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 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 Awareness Course Outline
- Introduction to epilepsy.
- Causes of epilepsy.
- Signs and symptoms of seizures.
- The various types of seizures.
- Safely caring for someone having a seizure.
- Documentation after a seizure.
Epilepsy Awareness 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.
Can epilepsy kill?
Death from epilepsy is rare. The leading cause of death among people with uncontrolled epilepsy, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), kills 1 in 1,000 people who have the disorder. The much greater threat comes from injury caused by failing. Knowing how to help someone through a seizure, therefore, is vitally important and is covered in this course.
Who is this course for?
Epilepsy awareness training is suited for anyone working in the care sector and is particularly useful as an introduction to the condition. While targeted towards carers, family members and friends of those living with epilepsy will also benefit from this in-house and E-learning training.
What will I learn on an epilepsy training course?
Delegates on this course will learn about the condition and its causes. They will gain insight into the signs and symptoms of seizures, understand the different types of seizures, and will be able to help someone with epilepsy safely through a seizure.