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Epilepsy Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

Epilepsy Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

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.
There is an optional additional short module available to develop awareness of safe principles and technique of intranasal and /or buccal Midazolam 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 in order 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

Delivery Mode
2 hours and 45 minutes face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
Epilepsy for Support Workers: Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

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

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  • Jenny O’Farrell
  • Head of Learning & Development
  • Disability Services Australia
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