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.

Course Topics:

  • Definitions of Seizure
    What are Seizures?
    Causes of seizures
    Types of Seizures
    Signs & Symptoms
    Risk Factors
    Treatment Options
    Emergency First Aid Interventions
    Common Co- Morbidities
    Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
    What is a Syndrome?
    Syndromes Associated to Epilepsy
    Febrile Seizures
    Glossary of Terms

Method of Delivery: Online Training

Duration: 1 hour.

Assessment: Multiple choice questionnaire.

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