Epilepsy: Understanding the Condition
Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition. With insights provided by carers and individuals living with epilepsy, this course defines epilepsy and discusses its prevalence, diagnosis and possible causes and symptoms. The different types of seizures are described, as well as appropriate first aid, and identifying when to call an ambulance. ‘Triggers’ and lifestyle factors are also identified, in the context of how to best manage the condition.
Seizure – Convulsion – Idiopathic or Presumed Epilepsy – Symptomatic or Secondary Epilepsy – Alzheimer’s Disease – Generalised Onset Seizure – Focal Onset Seizure – Unknown Onset Seizure – Tonic-Clonic Seizure – Atonic Seizure – Drop Attack – Absence Seizure – SUDEP – Risk Assessment – Care Plan – Mental Health – Multidisciplinary Team – Person-Centred Care
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe epilepsy as a disorder and the different types of seizures people experience
- Identify the ways epilepsy may affect a person
- Understand management of seizures including first aid
- Describe practical ways that a multidisciplinary team can support a person living with epilepsy
Who is this course appropriate for:
All staff working in the disability support sector.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: