Duration: 1 day
Certificate: valid for 3 years.
- To have a clear understanding of epilepsy.
- To look at causes, prevalence and types of epilepsy.
- To understand the role of support staff in theinvestigation and management of epilepsy.
- To have an overview of anti-epileptic medication
- To look athealth and safety issues and epilepsy: assessing risks.
- To consider issues of empowerment.
- To understand how to respond to toni-cclonic seizures.
- To understand how to administer buccal midazolam.
- What is Epilepsy
- Types of Epilepsy
- Types of seizure
- Possible triggers of seizures
- Understanding and recognising possible warning signs that a seizure is imminent
- What happens during a seizure
- Epilepsy and diagnosis
- Recording seizures: why it is important to record and what to record
- Anti-convulsant medication: Overview of different kinds of anti-epileptic medication, side-effects and contra-indications
- Health and Safety and Epilepsy
- Risks presented during seizures
- Assessing risk and identifying control measures
- First Aid for epilepsy: How to manage a seizure
- Use of rescue medication
- Empowering the individual with epilepsy.
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