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Understanding and Caring for People with Epilepsy


Understanding and Caring for People with Epilepsy is important for any workplace or home setting where caring for someone with Epilepsy. By understanding this condition you will be able to offer better care. This course is the basic course in Epilepsy, we also have a course that includes all the subjects of this course but also includes the administration of rectal Diazepam and a course for Buccal Midazolam.

This course follows the guidelines of the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) and the certificate is valid for two years.

  • What is Epilepsy
  • Prevalence
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Seizure Types
  • Seizure Triggers
  • Diagnosis and Management
  • Recording Seizures
  • First Aid
  • When to call an Ambulance
  • Status Epilepticus
  • SUDEP
  • Anti Epileptic Drugs
  • Consequences of having Epilepsy
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • CQC website
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • EPILEPSY INDIVIDUAL CARE PLAN TO BE COMPLETED BY OR IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MEDICAL PRACTICIONER
  • Epilepsy Action leaflet
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy facts and figures leaflet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Joint Epilepsy Council Prevalence and Incidence figures of Epilepsy September 2011
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet