Epilepsy Awareness Training

This half day training is aimed at staff working within Health & Social Care who require a basic awareness of Epilepsy in order to provide appropriate care for their clients.

The Aim of the session is to raise awareness of the different types of epilepsy & how to deal with seizures in an emergency situation.

Course Curriculum

At the end of the training individuals will:

  • Have an awareness of what epilepsy is & its prevalence
  • Understand the possible causes of epilepsy
  • Have an understanding of the types of seizures & triggers
  • Be aware of how epilepsy is diagnosed & how to manage seizures
  • Have an awareness of the different anti-epileptic drugs used
  • Be able to discuss the importance of recording seizures
  • Discuss & demonstrate the first aid required for seizures
  • Be aware of status epilepticus and sudden unexpected death in ¬†epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Have an understanding of the impact of epilepsy
  • Understand the need for rescue medication (Midazolam)
  • Demonstrate on a mannequin head the safe administration of buccal midazolam.


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