What is Epilepsy Awareness Training?
The World Health Organisation estimate that 50 million people globally are diagnosed with epilepsy. This makes it one of the most common neurological conditions on the planet. Despite being such a common condition, its by no means harmless, resulting in three times more premature deaths than the average person. This may be due to a lack of awareness in how to support someone during and after they experience a seizure.
The World Health Organisation believe that around 70% of people with epilepsy could live without a seizure if their epilepsy was diagnosed & treated properly.
Interesting, epilepsy is one on the world's oldest recorded conditions, dating back to 4000BC. For us, epilepsy training is bringing an awareness about the condition in order to properly support people manage their lives and reduce the chance of harm during & after a seizure.
What Are The Benefits of This Course?
Having epilepsy is not uncommon, around 600,000 people in the UK experience the condition. Although not all seizures are due to epilepsy, around 1 in 20 of us will experience a seizure at some point in our lives, even if we don't have epilepsy. Knowing what to do when it happens can save someone's life.
Through completing our Epilepsy Awareness course, you will not only receive potentially life saving information, but have the opportunity to ask our trainers all the questions you need to. All our trainers are experts, whether nurses or ex-fire fighters, all with real hands on experience of the subject they are teaching. This way, you get the real life information you need.
Who’s It For?
Our Epilepsy Awareness course is for anyone working with people who have epilepsy or for people who may come into contact with someone who has epilepsy.
This includes teachers, nursery workers, child minders, care staff, lifeguards, nurses, event coordinators, first aiders, security personnel and many more different roles.
Why Choose Us
All of our courses include complimentary free certificates as well as handouts.
The whole session is taught by a registered nurse with real hands-on experience. The session robustly covers aspects of epilepsy awareness including:
What is epilepsy
How epilepsy develops
What triggers can cause a seizure
Types of epilepsy and types of seizures
How to manage an epilepsy seizure for children and adults
Using emergency buccal cavity and renal medication
After care once the seizure has finished
When to call an ambulance
Here are some details about the course to help you decide whether or not its for you.
This is a 2 hour - half day course
This course can be taught at your venue or via Zoom, whichever you prefer
This course is certificated and handouts are provided for free
The certification for the course lasts one year
There is a small practical element during this course which is optional
This course ranges from £295 - £395 depending on the size of the group. Please contact us for more information.
Training with the Leicestershire Training Team
Training is one of the most important aspects of anyone's working life, however it is commonly a source of boredom, resulting in a poor retainment of information. This is why we started thinking about training differently. For us, the training needs to be engaging as well as informative, so what you learn today, will be remembered tomorrow.
Training with us is a unique experience, with a potent mixture of fun, interactivity, real life experience and expert advice. We only use trained professionals, such as our nurse trainers, to deliver our training. This way you are taught by someone with real hands on experience.
Feel free to fill in our online contact form and we will be in contact as soon as possible.