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Epilepsy Training for Support Workers and Midazolam Administration via Intranasal and Buccal Routes : Face-to-Face Training

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Epilepsy Training for Support Workers and Midazolam Administration via Intranasal and Buccal Routes : Face-to-Face Training


Overview/Content
1 in 4 people with a disability are likely to have epilepsy. This program is a must for support workers who support clients living with epilepsy. The program develops the essential skills and knowledge to understand and recognise epilepsy, its trigger factors and the different types of seizures. The management of different seizures is thoroughly explained. The trainer will examine and discuss different types of medications used to treat epilepsy, as well as strategies for minimising the risks for clients with epilepsy during everyday activities.
This course has an additional short module regarding the safe principles and techniques of intranasal and buccal Midazolam and its administration in accordance with a generic client's epilepsy management plan and emergency medication plan.

Learning Objectives
Identify general epilepsy seizure triggers
Outline several safe work practices to be used to reduce the likelihood of injury during a seizure
Describe the management of partial and generalised seizures
Demonstrate the management an unconscious casualty
Demonstrate the management of an unconscious person who is having a seizure
Identify the first aid management for status epilepticus
Demonstrate "drawing up" of midazolam for intranasal administration
Demonstrate administering intranasal and buccal Midazolam

Delivery Mode
3 hours and 30 minutes face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
Epilepsy Training for Support Workers and Midazolam Administration via Intranasal and Buccal Routes : Face-to-Face Training

More About This Course
Our Epilepsy program will only ever be conducted by an experienced nurse or paramedic. There can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" the experience of supporting people who have epilepsy. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of your course and are committed to your learning.

Some of the topics include:

  • Understanding and defining epilepsy and its causes

  • Exploring epilepsy trigger factors

  • Discussing different types of epileptic seizures

  • Reviewing the common medications to treat epilepsy

  • Explaining the information which is required in a care plan

  • Exploring the measures, including safe work practices, to be used in order to reduce the likelihood of injury

  • Outlining the management of focal and generalised seizures

  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty

  • Discussing the effects and possible side-effects of Midazolam

  • Identifying what information is required on an emergency seizure management care plan

  • Discussing the effects and possible side-effects of Midazolam

  • Outlining the information required to manage seizures from a care plan

  • The first aid management of status epilepticus

  • Demonstrating the "drawing up" of Midazolam for intranasal administration

  • Administrating intranasal and buccal Midazolam







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