What is epilepsy? What are epilepsy symptoms? What are the types of epilepsy? Our CPD approved Epilepsy Awareness Course is ideal for anybody who would like to expand their knowledge around epilepsy or understand what to do if you see someone have a seizure.
What is epilepsy and what are the types of epilepsy?
When introducing epilepsy, we must first recognise that there are around 40 different types of seizures. Statistics show that one in five people will have a seizure at some time in their life although only some of these will be caused by epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and the nervous system and is covered by the Equality Act 2010. The condition can affect people for only a portion of their life, or it can be lifelong.
Due to the varied nature of the condition, an awareness of epilepsy and the actions you can take if you are present during a seizure is incredibly useful for those who work in health and social care.
This Epilepsy Awareness course will give you an overview of epilepsy.
It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure.
It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provides practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.
This course is aimed primarily at people working in the care sector with children or adults. However, anyone who would like to expand their knowledge or understand what to do if they see someone have a seizure should take this course.
This course is also a great one to do alongside First Aid Training as it expands on the information relating to seizures that is usually taught as part of first aid.
Having a knowledge of epilepsy and the different types of seizure, as well as the actions you can take if you are present during a seizure, will allow you to take a proactive role in ensuring the person is kept safe and as comfortable as possible.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.
Our Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning you can progress through the modules at your own pace and in your own time, so you can fit the training in around your work and personal life.
If you would like to further your skills and be prepared for situations that might require a first line response, then our Emergency First Aid in the Workplace or Paediatric First Aid Courses are both great next steps from this one.
For those people that have already completed First Aid training then another course that can complement your knowledge is Diabetes Awareness.
Duration: 30 minutes
The Epilepsy Awareness course is recommended and approved by the following bodies: