GP Epilepsy Education Program
As part of our online education and information strategy, EAA has recently developed an online epilepsy program specifically aimed at primary healthcare providers to improve referral pathways and support their efforts in managing patients with epilepsy in the area of:
- Women with epilepsy
- Treat ment options in epilepsy
- Antiepileptic medication management
The first stage of the program will be introduced over several months and will include 3 special feature video interviews with key specialists and a one hour online accredited educational activity focussed on Patients with Epilepsy - babies, children and adolescents.
The first video features Dr Cecilie Lander,a well known neurologist who has dedicated her life to improving the management of women living with epilepsy and their unborn children, discussingkey points in planning for and managing pregnancy in women living with epilepsy.
The second video features neurologist Dr Dennis Crimmins discussing the importance of "Diagnosing a seizure" and the identification of the type of seizure and how this guides the investigation and management of epilepsy.
EAA’s accredited one hour course entitled Seizure disorders in children and adolescents – how GPs can support the family is now available. This course forms part of EAA’s online epilepsy program and will complement primary health care workers knowledge of epilepsy referral pathways gained from the video series.
This program has been designed for General Practitioners, but the content is also relevant for Registered Nurses and other health professionals. It has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Aging (Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund) and EAA has worked with ThinkGP to build the course program and develop content.
This is the final video in our three part GP Epilepsy Education Program.
Dr Dan McLaughlin, Neurologist Epileptologist, discusses the pros and cons of Antiepileptic medication and the role of GP’s in the ongoing management of medication in patients with epilepsy
Australian Government, Department of Health & Ageing
Development of our education and training program and services delivered online is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund.