Epilepsy Awareness e-learning course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care provider.
Course aims and objectives
- To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines regarding Epilepsy Awareness
- To provide essential Epilepsy training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
- To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses
What is covered in this online course?
- The history of research into epilepsy, its causes and some of the facts and figures relating to its effect on the population
- The methods that neurologists can use in the process of diagnosing epilepsy
- The basics of how messages are sent through the brain and why seizures occur
- The different types of seizure and the effects they can have
- Non-epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)
- How to identify the signs that a service user is going to have an epileptic seizure
- The importance or using and updating support plans to provide people with the help they need
- The states of mind, as well as the physical factors, that can trigger seizures
- How to provide effective support to people during and after an epileptic seizure
- The definitions of status epilepticus and serial seizures
A Certificate of completion will be issued on completion of this course.
Who is this training course for?
This course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online Epilepsy training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, nursing and residential home staff.