Advanced Epilepsy

Course length

3 Hours

About the Course

This course aims to give participants an understanding of seizures, and how to handle a situation in which an individual is having a seizure. This course goes into greater depth, so is ideally suited to those who work in care homes.

Course Outcomes

What is epilepsy, and what are its causes?
What are the common triggers of epileptic seizures?
How to recognise an epileptic seizure
What is status epilepticus?
How to ensure that the surrounding area is safe to avoid further injury
How to identify different types of seizures
How to appropriately handle different types of epileptic seizure
When and how to administer the two available emergency medications
How and when to put someone into the recovery position
When to call the emergency services