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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
Face-to-Face : 3 hours and 30 minutes

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





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