Epilepsy Awareness Training

This training program on epilepsy awareness is intended for those who work with or are in charge of the welfare and well-being of people who have epilepsy.

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This epilepsy training course is intended for those who work with or are in charge of the welfare and well-being of people who have epilepsy.

The purpose of this epilepsy training course is to provide knowledge about seizure causes and triggers. Additionally, the course will cover what to do if you have a seizure.

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We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met
We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Epilepsy Awareness Training

Those who deal with or are in charge of the health and well-being of people with epilepsy are the target audience for this epilepsy awareness training course.Any caregiver who works with or is in charge of someone who has epilepsy has to take this course. For an additional fee, we can administer epilepsy rescue medicine. If you would like, we can adjust the course to your schedule.

Epilepsy Course Overview

The goal of this course is to provide learners a thorough understanding of epilepsy, including its causes, different kinds of seizures, and how to support those who have it. In addition, participants will learn about care plans, treatments, triggers, and appropriate documentation.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Target Audience

The target audience for the Epilepsy Awareness Training course includes caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, first responders, community support workers, and anyone interested in epilepsy awareness. The epilepsy course is designed to be accessible and practical for all learners.

Epilepsy Awareness Course Structure: 

This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of epilepsy, including its causes, various seizure types, support strategies, triggers, treatment options, care planning, and proper documentation.

Module1: Introduction to Epilepsy

  • Understanding the basics: What is epilepsy?
  • The impact of epilepsy on individuals and their lives.

Module 2: Interactive Q&A Session

  • Encouraging participant engagement and assessing prior knowledge about epilepsy.
  • Addressing common misconceptions and questions.

Module-3: Causes of Epilepsy

  • Exploring the factors and conditions that can lead to epilepsy.
  • Differentiating between causes and triggers.

Module 4: Epilepsy Terminology – Saying It Right

  • Learning to use accurate and respectful terminology when discussing epilepsy.
  • Avoiding stigmatizing language and misconceptions.

Module 5: Types of Seizures

  • Identifying and understanding various seizure types.
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of different seizures.

Module-6: Supporting an Individual with Epilepsy

  • Providing practical guidance on how to assist someone during a seizure.
  • Ensuring safety and minimizing risks.

Module 7: Triggers

  • Identifying common triggers that can lead to seizures.
  • Strategies to help individuals manage and avoid triggers.

Module-8: Treatments

  • Exploring the range of treatment options available for epilepsy.
  • Understanding medication, therapies, and their effectiveness.

Module 9: Epilepsy Care Plan/Protocol

  • Developing a comprehensive care plan for individuals with epilepsy.
  • Ensuring proper procedures and support are in place.

Module-10: Documentation

  • The importance of accurate record-keeping in epilepsy management.
  • Documenting seizures, treatments, and progress effectively.

Learning Outcomes

1. Define and list the causes of epilepsy.

2. Identify the 3 types of seizures and their main symptom.

3. Recognise 5 common epilepsy triggers.

4. State what action to take when a seizure starts.

5. Describe the relevant documentation relating to their workplace and 3 points to document before, during and after a seizure.

Epilepsy Training Benefits:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and improve the ability to support individuals with the condition.
  • Foster empathy and reduce the stigma associated with epilepsy.
  • Enhance safety and quality of care for those living with epilepsy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Questions and Answers (other faqs)

1. What is epilepsy awareness training?

Training on epilepsy awareness covers topics such as seizure kinds, support during seizures, causes, management, and appropriate language use. It strengthens support and lessens stigma. It addresses issues including identifying seizure types, knowing what to do in the event of one, identifying risks and triggers, taking medication as directed, creating safe spaces, and being compassionate toward those who have epilepsy. To help individuals respond appropriately and provide care for those who have epilepsy, this epilepsy training is crucial.

2. How do I get involved in epilepsy awareness?

Get involved by training, volunteering, educating yourself, advocating, and sharing accurate information to raise awareness.

3. What do you do in epilepsy training?

In epilepsy training, you learn about epilepsy, seizure types, first aid, triggers, treatment, and promoting respectful language, enabling better support for those with epilepsy.

4. Why do people wear purple for epilepsy?

People wear purple for epilepsy to raise awareness and show support. Purple represents hope and solidarity, aiming to reduce stigma and promote understanding of epilepsy. It’s a symbol of support for those with epilepsy.

5. What color is for epilepsy awareness?

The official color for epilepsy awareness is purple. Lavender is a purple flower with a connection to epilepsy, which is why. The Greek term “to seize” is where the word “epilepsy” originates. Lavender has long been used as a remedy for epilepsy since people believed it could help with the condition.

In 2008, a girl started Purple Day to tell people about epilepsy all around the world. She picked purple because of lavender’s link to epilepsy. Now, Purple Day is celebrated every March 26th.

You too are able to assist! Use purple symbols, such as the purple ribbon, or wear purple on Purple Day. Visit the websites of groups like the International League Against Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation to learn more about epilepsy and how to help those who have it. We can help people with epilepsy and raise awareness if we work together.