Epilepsy Awareness

EPILEPSY AWARENESS

Course Number

SC0303

Validity

3 Years

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizures. Its effects can be extremely debilitating and distressful for sufferers and those present during a seizure. This course will provide guidance on how to help and how to plan ahead to minimise danger of injury during seizures.

Suitable for:

Care, Education and Commercial

Care, Education and Commercial

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • What is epilepsy?
  • Who can be affected?
  • Triggers
  • Seizures
  • Signs & symptoms
  • How to help
  • When to call for help
  • Status epilepticus
  • Treatment
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Planning ahead
  • Course evaluation

Full Day Variant
This course may be extended to a full day to include instruction on the administration of rectal Diazepam and buccal Midazolam (SC0303.1).