Train the Trainer – Epilepsy

Course Description
This course is a dedicated Train the Trainer course which qualifies the participant to teach a general awareness course designed to give staff an overall understanding of the issues facing Service Users with Epilepsy

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Duration
6 Hours (Full Day)

Cost
£250 + VAT
per candidate

Travel cost and subsistence charges may be incurred dependant on location of training.

We do offer group or organisational discounts on application

An additional charge of £15 + VAT per learner is also made for certification for OCN accredited training.
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Venue
This course could be run at our Training Centre in Rainham, Kent, but is typically run at client locations throughout the UK.

Assessment & Award
The course assessment is a short exercise aimed at ensuring staff have gained the necessary knowledge. On successful completion candidates will be awarded the appropriate certificate.

Content

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Definitions
  • How the Brain Works
  • Relationships between learning disabilities and epilepsy
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • Triggers
  • Seizure Types
  • Generalised Seizures
  • Focal / Partial Seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Living with Seizures
  • Diagnosis
  • Recording Seizures
  • What to Do
  • First Aid
  • Treatments
  • Diazepam – Awareness only – not an assessment for competency
  • Midazolam –  Awareness only – not an assessment for competency
  • S.U.D.E.P.
  • Epilepsy and Safety – Living with the Condition
  • Photosensitivity
  • Epilepsy Care Plans

By the end of the course learners will:

  • Be able to understand and recall the health & safety arrangements for the course and be assured that their physical and emotional needs are catered for within the training environment
  • Be able to understand and recall what is meant by the term epilepsy
  • Be able to understand and recall what is meant by the terms generalized and focal seizures
  • Be able to understand and recall what is meant by the term Status Epilepticus and what to do
  • Be able to understand and consider the issues involved in living alongside epilepsy
  • Be able to understand and recall how epilepsy is diagnosed and explain what some of the tests entail
  • Be able to understand and recall how staff should act in the event of a service user suffering any type of seizure
  • Be able to understand and recall what is meant by the term “photosensitive epilepsy”
  • Be able to understand and recall the major teaching points from the session