Epilepsy Short Course

This Epilepsy short course is recommended for those who, as a part of their work role, support people with epilepsy. This course is relevant for disability support practitioners, teachers, teaching support staff and anyone who regularly supports a person with epilepsy.

A specialised facilitator will support learners to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to recognise, support and manage common seizures that people with epilepsy may experience in the workplace.

There is a focus on developing the practical skills necessary to follow a person’s individualise epilepsy management plan, apply relevant first aid for different types of seizures and training in administrating prescribed emergency medication.

What content does the course cover?

This face to face course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively support a person who may experience an epileptic seizure in the workplace. This includes knowledge of:

  • The basic anatomy of the brain
  • What epilepsy is including common causes and triggers
  • Treatment options and epilepsy management plans
  • Different types of epileptic seizures
  • The relevant first aid for common types of epileptic seizures
  • Practical training in administering prescribed emergency medication

Does the program have any prerequisites?
The following are pre-requisites for this course and participants must have undertaken training in the following areas

  • current medication training
  • CPR (Current certificates)