This non-accredited seizure course provides the skills and knowledge to an individual who works with people who have seizures. This support role does not typically require specialist skills, provided the support worker has an understanding about the procedures to follow. Where a support worker administers epilepsy medication such a Midazolam, they also need training in medication specific emergency management procedures.
High-intensity support is relevant for people who also require emergency post-seizure medication (PRN). Correct administration of this medication is critical and is considered a high-intensity support activity that requires intensive training. The support worker also needs basic first aid skills and knowledge required to provide CPR and place a person in a recovery position.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Support workers need basic first aid skills and knowledge required to provide CPR and place a person in a recovery position. They will also need training in medication specific emergency management procedures.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Assessments conducted during the face-to-face training session(s) include:
- Performance task – Managing a seizure incident
- Documentation – Seizure Record Chart
- Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions