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Epilepsy and prescribed emergency medication

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees (only) who have not completed Epilepsy training as part of their induction training, or who require a refresher.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for those who, as part of their work role, support people with epilepsy.  This course is relevant for disability support practitioners, teachers, teaching support staff and anyone who regularly supports a person with epilepsy.

A registered nurse facilitators will support learners to develop essential knowledge and skills required to recognise, support and manage epilepsy seizures in the workplace.   There is a focus on developing the practical skills necessary to follow a person’s epilepsy management plan, apply epilepsy first aid, and (if required) training in giving prescribed emergency medication.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees
  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance new staff will receive Epilepsy training as part of the induction course,  Practical Skills Workshop for DSPs. 
  • This course is provided as additional or refresher training.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.







What content does the course cover?

This face to face course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively support a person who may experience an epileptic seizure in the workplace.  This includes knowledge of:
•    the basic anatomy of the brain
•    what epilepsy is including common causes and triggers
•    treatment options and epilepsy management plans
•    different types of epileptic seizures
•    the relevant first aid for common types of epileptic seizures
•    practical training in administering prescribed emergency medication

Does the program have any prerequisites?

  • The following are pre-requisites for this course and participants must have undertaken training in the following areas:
    • Current first aid (including CPR)
    • Current medication training

What is the cost?

There is no cost for this course.

How long is the course?

Duration: Half day

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance Team 
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au 
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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