I have learnt about seizures that I had not seen, and information to gather before a child accesses our service. Information imparted will help to make our role easier and promote safety.

- Senior Support Worker - Mencap

Epilepsy Awareness & Seizure Management - Half Day

Duration: This four hour course will enable delegates to recognise and have confidence to support people experiencing different seizure types safely with dignity, and recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate.

This training will explore and promote a greater understanding of risk assessment, so delegates will have skills to plan care and develop protocols to reduce risk thus ensuring the practical skills and knowledge to provide a safe, effective environment for people with epilepsy.

Delegates will understand the importance of accurate seizure recording and we will practice this skill during the course. We will also explore the psychological and social effects of epilepsy on the individual and their families thus promoting a more holistic approach and opportunity to offer greater support and reflective practice.

Delegates: Those who work with or have contact with Adults or Children.

Sample Course Content:

  • Definition of epilepsy and some facts
  • Epilepsy and learning disability
  • Causes and diagnosis
  • Classification and management of seizures with supportive video footage
  • First Aid
  • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
  • When to call an ambulance
  • Triggers for seizures
  • Need to know points
  • Risk assessments and care planning
  • Observing and recording
  • Epilepsy and mortality, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Psychosocial workshop
  • Discussion and evaluations

For more information about this course and to discuss your requirements call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.