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Providing comprehensive epilepsy awareness and seizure first aid training to the community is a vital service that Epilepsy Action Australia offers. Our team of highly experience Epilepsy Nurse Educators conduct training across the country every week. We regularly provide professional training services to schools, daycares, disability organisations and workplaces catering to a wide variety of training needs.

We are able to provide training onsite at your service, via webinar or through our online courses. Epilepsy Action Australia has qualified and experienced Epilepsy Nurse Educators located in every state, and the ability to provide training via technology to anywhere in the country.

If you have a diagnosis of epilepsy or are a parent or family member who requires training, please contact our team so that we can tailor an individualized training package – 1300 37 45 37 / epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au

If you require a group of staff to be trained, please email our training team at education@epilepsy.org.au or simply fill out the form below.

 

EPILEPSY ESSENTIALS:  This training is for anyone wanting to learn more about epilepsy, and is suitable for family members, carers, teachers and disability workers. Epilepsy Essentials covers information about epilepsy and seizures, including descriptions and videos of different seizure types, as well as seizure first aid and management strategies. You will be required to complete a quiz at the end before receiving a certificate.

A basic session takes 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.

This training can also be completed online

 

EMERGENCY MEDICATIONS FOR SEIZURES: During this two hour session you’ll learn about Midazolam and why it is used, how to manage prolonged and cluster seizures, your responsibilities during the process and how to practically administer Midazolam 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 material and our nurse will assess each staff member individually so that we can be sure that they are both confident and competent to deliver Midazolam in an emergency scenario.

 

*please note that Epilepsy Essentials is a prerequisite for this course

 

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