Epilepsy and Seizure Management

70 min course

Course Description

Would you know a seizure if you saw one? You might say yes because you’ve seen films where someone has dropped to the floor whilst foaming at the mouth, and their body jerks in a unusual fashion. But what if I told you that there are more than twelve different types of seizures all with different symptoms and presenting differently. This training course aims to help you understand what epilepsy is and how this can affect an individual, as well as the different types of seizures you might encounter. This course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of what seizures are and how this can affect individuals. We’ll also explain some key steps and methods you can use to manage seizures in any given situation.

Key objectives:

  • Understand what seizures and epilepsy are and how they can affect an individual
  • Know how to support an individual having a seizure
  • Be aware of the different triggers for seizures
  • Know the different treatments available
  • Understand the importance of observing and recording
  • Be aware of the required first aid steps to treat a seizure
  • Know how to identify different types of seizures
  • Understand the need for an emergency management plan and what this is
  • Know what buccal midazolam is and when this should be used

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