Training Services Available Across Australia
Please note: due to the Coronavirus crisis, on-site or face-to-face training is currently postponed until further notice. Visit our online courses for further information.
Epilepsy Action Australia’s highly experienced Epilepsy Nurse Educators conducts on-site training and webinars on epilepsy awareness and seizure first aid to groups across Australia.We provide professional training services to schools, daycare, disability organisations and workplaces catering to a wide variety of training needs.
Our nurse educators are located in every state, and we are also able to provide training via technology to anywhere in the country. We are able to provide training onsite at your service, via webinar or through our online courses.
If you are diagnosed with epilepsy or are a parent or family member who requires training, please contact our team so that we can tailor an individualised training package – 1300 37 45 37 / [email protected]
Epilepsy Essentials: Conducted by our qualified and experienced nurse educators, this training is for anyone wanting to learn more about epilepsy, and is suitable for family members, carers, teachers and disability workers.
The course covers information about epilepsy and seizures, including descriptions and videos of different seizure types, as well as seizure first aid and management strategies. Participants will be required to complete a quiz at the end before receiving a certificate.
A basic session takes approximately one hour to complete but can be extended as necessary to include more discussion time around particular areas of epilepsy management or consultation time about specific client needs.
The Epilepsy Essentials course can also be completed online.
Emergency Medications for Seizures*: During this two-hour session you’ll learn about common emergency medications used for seizures; why it is used; how to manage seizure emergencies; your responsibilities during the process; and how to practically administer the medication in a safe and timely manner.
This training is conducted by an epilepsy nurse educator and allows for questions and discussion. The final hour of training is dedicated to conducting a practical assessment of staff. We provide all materials required and our nurse will assess each staff member individually so that we can be sure that they are both confident and competent to deliver medication for seizure emergencies.
The Emergency Medications for Seizures course is also available online.
*Please note that Epilepsy Essentials is a prerequisite for this course, either online or face-to-face.