This 90 minute face to face program will provide participants with the person specific skills and knowledge they require to administer emergency medication for the treatment of seizures in the community.
Participants must complete the following pre-requisite course prior to registering for this program:
An introduction to understanding and managing epilepsy
This training is valid for 2 years unless there is a change to the individual’s treatment plan.
This is person specific training that:
- will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to administer emergency medication for the control of seizures in the individual
- only applies to the individual for whom the training is being provided* and should not be relied on to administer Emergency Medication for any other person.
*Please note that as this program is person specific training, participants will need to complete the program more than once if they are supporting more than one person living with epilepsy.
1. Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 1 – theory)
The first part of this program covers the theoretical knowledge required to support a person living with epilepsy who has been prescribed emergency medication., participants will learn about the prescribed emergency medications, its side known effects and potential impact on the individual.
2. Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 2 – practical )
In the second part of this program participants will learn how to confidently manage the administration of emergency medication in accordance with the individual’s EMMP, participants will
- go through the individual persons epilepsy plans and learn about the person’s specific emergency medication needs
- be guided through the stepped process for administration of the prescribed emergency medication
- understand the individuals seizure and post-seizure activity in accordance with the individual’s EMP
- practice the skills and be assessed on their ability to read the individual’s plans and administer the emergency medication according to the plans.
Who should do this course?
Anyone with a duty of care responsibility for a person living with epilepsy that has been prescribed emergency medication for the control of seizures.
Time and Assessment:
Part 1 (theory) of the program will take 30 minutes to complete.
Part 2 (practical) of the program will take approximately 60 minutes* to complete and includes a Practical Assessment.
Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course self- assessment of their understanding of epilepsy and a post course evaluation and self-assessment.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided after completion of the program.
*Subject to the complexity of the individual’s plan
More information or offline resources:
Maximum of 10 participants per course.
Templates of the plans used in this training program can be found at http://www.epilepsysmart.org.au.
Program cost will be quoted based on complexity of plan/number of plans requiring training and delivery location.
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