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Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers

Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers

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This Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers Course has been written for anyone who cares for children with epilepsy, particularly people who work in schools. It explains the different types of epilepsy and what to do if a child is having a seizure. It's also IIRSM approved & CPD accredited for your reassurance.

In the UK alone, around 64,000 children have epilepsy. That’s about 1 in every 220 children. This means that on average, there could be 1 child with epilepsy in every primary school and 5 children with epilepsy in each secondary school.

This Epilepsy Training for Schools title provides the information you need to support a child at school with epilepsy, explaining the different types of seizures, the symptomsand most importantly, what to do to help a child who is having a seizure.

It also looks at the responsibilities, policies and procedures and the well-being of children with epilepsy. The course is split into 5 sections and includes a step-by-step guide of what to do and what not do when a child is having a seizure, making it easier to digest and follow.

The Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) The Background of Epilepsy

Here we look at what epilepsy is, its diagnosis and what might cause it. We explain what an Individual Healthcare Plan is, what should go into it and why it’s so important that a child with epilepsy has one.

2) Types of Epileptic Seizures

In this section we are looking at the four areas of the brain that could be affected by focal seizures and the six most common types of generalisedseizure. A step-by-step guide explains the DO's and DON'Ts you need to be aware of when a child is having a seizure.

3) Triggers and Treatment

This section concentrates on possible triggers – certain things that may make a seizure more likely to happen, the possible side-effects of anti-epileptic drugs and what to do in an emergency.

4) Your Responsibilities

In this section we look at the need for a school policy and the requirement to make sure the safety of children with health conditions is particularly considered in risk assessments.

5) How Epilepsy Affects Education and Well-being

In this section we look at the potential for disrupted learning and the importance of communication and the support of everyone around them to the well-being of a child with epilepsy.

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