Seizures & Epilepsy Awareness
Aim: This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to seizures within the healthcare industry, such as types of seizures, risk factors and treatment options.
The electrical activity is caused by complex chemical changes that occur in nerve cells. Brain cells either excite or inhibit (stop) other brain cells from sending messages. Usually there is a balance of cells that excite and those that can stop these messages. However, when a seizure occurs, there may be too much or too little activity, causing an imbalance between exciting and stopping activity. The chemical changes can lead to surges of electrical activity that cause seizures. Seizures are not a disease in themselves. Instead, they are a symptom of many different disorders that can affect the brain. Some seizures can hardly be noticed, while others are totally disabling. Are all seizures the same? NO
Non-epileptic seizures (NES) or dissociative seizures are different from epilepsy as they have a different cause. If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with non-epileptic seizures it may be helpful for you to identify the type of seizures that are relevant to you and how you feel about them.
Who is this course for? This course is designed for medical/non-nursing personnel.
Certification: 2 year certification on successful completion of this course.
- Definitions of Seizure
What are Seizures?
Causes of seizures
Types of Seizures
Signs & Symptoms
Emergency First Aid Interventions
Common Co- Morbidities
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
What is a Syndrome?
Syndromes Associated to Epilepsy
Glossary of Terms
Method of Delivery: Online Training
Duration: 1 hour.
Assessment: Multiple choice questionnaire.View all online courses
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