The course is informed by Person Centred principles, the Epilepsy Risk Awareness Checklist (RCN), NICE clinical guideline 137.
| The course is informed by
and provides some underpinning knowledge for
NHS KSF: Core 3.2, HWB 2.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2
CIS: 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 8.2.1, 8.4.2
QCF: HSC026, 027, 2004, 2028
|The course is designed for
all Health & Social Care workers at all levels in all settings.
The course will assist the organisation to deliver CQC Outcome 1, 2 & 4.
By the end of the course learners should understand:
• What is Epilepsy and the different types of Epilepsy
• What is a seizure and the different types of seizure
• What ‘causes’ Epilepsy (Epilepsy and Diagnosis)
• The relationship between Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities
• Possible triggers of seizures and warning signs indicating that a seizure is imminent (aura)
• What happens during a seizure and risks presented during seizures (Health and Safety issues)
• Assessing risk and planning for the management of risk
• How to respond during a seizure, including medical response if necessary
• Why it is important to record details of the seizure: changes that affect risk, information for doctors
• What to record: Time, Duration, Context, Severity, Changes etc.
• The use of medication and Anti-epileptic medication and any neurological implications
• The experience of the individual-what might it be like having Epilepsy e.g. coming to terms with lifelong medication
• How life and personality might have been shaped by the condition and may impact on self confidence, motivation etc.
• Stigmatisation and helping the person to overcome external negative experiences as well as internalised feelings and thus
grow and develop
• Understand your duty of care in supporting a person who has Epilepsy
• Available resources and help
|Training methods utilised include Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Large & small Group Work, Handouts, Exercises and Quiz, Chalk & Talk.|