Certificate in Epilepsy Awareness

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Certificate in Epilepsy Awareness

About the Course

Duration: 10 minutes (approx.)

Epilepsy is a common chronic condition that affects the brain and causes seizures, bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affects how it works. When someone has epilepsy, they tend to have epileptic seizures. It means that employers need to support employees in carrying out an appropriate risk assessment and supporting their care plan in the workplace.

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand what epilepsy is and how employers can manage and support those with epilepsy in the workplace, including risk assessments and reasonable adjustments.

Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Designed in line with the following policies:

  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding how epilepsy occurs in individuals and what the true definition of epilepsy is.
  • Developing an awareness of the types of seizures that can occur in epilepsy and how they can be triggered.
  • Recognising what febrile convulsions are, why they may be more prevalent in children and how to respond to an incident.
  • Understanding the difference between an absence seizure and generalised seizure and recognising what signs to look out for.
  • Identifying the key steps to take and treatment procedures both during and after someone has suffered a seizure.

Modules

Module 1: What is epilepsy?

Module one will give an overview of the importance of epilepsy awareness. It will discuss what epilepsy is, drawing on the various causes.

Module 2: Different types of seizures

Module two will give an understanding of the various types of seizures a person can have. You will learn the difference between absence seizures and generalised seizures and how to identify the signs of both.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into two modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Module 1: What is epilepsy?

Module one will give an overview of the importance of epilepsy awareness. It will discuss what epilepsy is, drawing on the various causes.

Module 2: Different types of seizures

Module two will give an understanding of the various types of seizures a person can have. You will learn the difference between absence seizures and generalised seizures and how to identify the signs of both.

Samantha Kendall

About The Expert

Samantha Kendall

Highly qualified First Aider and Emergency Medical Technician with extensive front line experience.
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